As my children have gone to camp over the years their dad and I would send what we call “encouragement” notes along with them. These are daily reminders that they are loved, missed and uniquely set in our family by God’s design.
My youngest two are at missions camp this week, the very first time for my son. He has dealt with his anxiety appropriately and I’m praying that this week will be life changing for him.
There are times as we’ve struggled with attachment issues that it has been hard to find encouraging words to say face to face with the child. Hand written notes are a way to buildup and encourage my children when I am not being pushed away to protect their heart.
These are notes I picked up at Michael’s craft store in their $1 bin. They are small and compact, easily fit into a suitcase yet are a reminder that each child is loved and desired as part of our family. My husband and I each write one note per day and the child can open it whenever they want.