1..... A ruby slipper earring to remind him, "There's no place like home."
2..... A shell we collected from the beach when we got married. He was gone for our anniversary, so I sent him that to remind him that I'd be thinking of him on that day even if we couldn't be together.
3.....Oh the foreshadowing! This is actually a pin I had from Operation Desert Storm. I included this to remind him that he was always on my mind. I had no idea that the future held another "War" and more deployments to frightening places.
4.....Corny as hell, I know, but I sent him a key because he had the key to my heart.
5.....I sent him this star to remind him that I made wishes for him on stars all the time.
6.....I did this drawing back in middle school. It was actually done on a book cover. I always liked it, so I saved it all these years. I sent it to him to remind him that I missed him.
7.....This is an angel earing I had. I sent it to him to remind him that I was praying for him.
8.....(not pictured) It's no longer in the box, but at the time, I included a burnt match that I had used to light the shabbas candles in his absence. I explained in the letter sent with the box that it was also a promise of the shabbas candles we would once again light together in the future.
The rest are fortunes we had saved which I included in the box. They're not pictured, but I'll share the text.
9.....You make people realize that there exist other beauties in the world.
10.....You have the ability to adapt to diverse situations.
11.....Good luck bestows upon you. You will get what your heart desires.
12.....Follow your heart's desire.
13.....Stop searching forever. Happiness is just next to you.
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