The small things that bring joy to the soul.
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We just confirmed that hubby will be off for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year. This is definitely a Hallelujah Moment! As a firefighter, hubby hasn't had both of these days off in about
There are a few people I know who seem to think our firefighter is 'always around' as he is able to drift in and out of our weekday. Truly, it is a blessing for us to have him home during our homeschooling days when he is available. But they fail to see the reality of a Daddy that has to miss many special things. The kids never seem to "get used to it." They still whine when Daddy slips away in the wee hours of the morning for several days. And they cry when he has to miss Thanksgiving or Christmas, just to name a few. Even I try to be tough about carting our family around by myself...But I definitely have weak and vulnerable moments! Of course when all is said and done, there is one thing that is certain...we are always grateful when he is with us! We never take him for granted.We learn to pray harder for his safety and to offer up our sacrifices (including his) for all those who are blessed to be served by him during an emergency.
Having been in the military myself, gives me all the more appreciation.
I know many military families who dig in for a year(or more) at a time without their spouse...My brother, his wife, and three boys, are one of those families. They are heroes and may God Bless them. He must have a special place in heaven for the incredible souls who sacrifice so much for so many.
For this I have a thankful heart.
It's going to be a blessed Christmas with our Firefighter home with us and for this, I am beyond grateful.