Easter will be a bit different for us this year. We will still have our traditional jelly bean hunt, with the little kids (ages 5 and 7) searching the house for the jelly beans that are hidden all over. It’s always fun to come upon an especially well-hidden jelly bean a few months after Easter! This year, I am busy packing a large box of Easter candy to be shipped to Afghanistan for my oldest son to share with his combat unit. I am hoping a box of brightly colored candy, in a basket with plastic green grass, will bring a smile to the face of soldiers who are missing their families and the holiday celebrations happening at home. Since my son can sometimes call home on Sunday, I am also hoping Easter morning brings a phone call from Afghanistan. This year, I am very aware of the thousands of soldiers who are missing their children’s Easter egg hunts, missing their families, and missing their homes.
Holli Seabury, CEO, wife and mom of 7