I am writing this post as an entry to win a staycation for my family at the Woodlands Resort.
My husband has seen a lot. He served our country for 9 years and now serves our city as a police officer. He often goes to training, and classes for certifications. Recently he attended a class simulation for a school shooting. The simulation involved him being attack and shot at. He came home that day with 9 entry points. Even thought this was just a simulation it is one I take seriously. He goes to work everyday to protect and serve. I do not take his work for granted. Every morning we say good bye and every afternoon I thank God he makes it back home safely.
You know after the birth of my daughter we have never been the same. We appreciate life more. The world does not matter around us when we are together. I became a very emotional person after my almost miscarriage. Everything makes me cry. But those tears remind me of how blessed I am every time I take a breath. My husband and I have always put our family first. We plan events and gatherings always making sure to make it family friendly. If you have ever been invited to any of our family functions, you will know you are welcomed in as family. After that day, I do not think my husband and I could ever look back and take anything for granted. Every day we have is a gift and we treat it as such. We are also trying to teach that to our teenage son. Our toddler doesn't yet understand but in time she will.
Because of my husband's job he isn't allowed to take off vacation on holidays. He had been working the night shift which had been really hard on our family. Now that he is finally on days we are finally starting to spend more time together. But with all the medical bills we have had from primary care to specialists, we have not been able to take a real vacation. Even though we value the time we do spend, whether it is movie night or game night at our house, as valuable quality family time. We do not have to go anywhere to make memories as long as we are together.
This is why I want to win this staycation for my family. Not only to get away but to spent family time with them making fun memories in a beautiful place close to home! Home is where the heart is for us!