Posted on January 21, 2012
As some of you know, my husband made the hard decision- like a lot of men have- to move out to ND to work so he could provide for his family. If you are not in this position or have a wife/ husband of someone serving in the military- it’s really hard to understand just how hard it is. We have 5 kiddos that range in ages 11 to 4 months old and each day I have to hear them ask if daddy is coming home yet… each day I sink into my pillow just wishing my husband was here to just HOLD me…. each day I think to myself how much I wish my hubby was here to just see the smiles the my little baby makes, the kisses my toddler gives me, the funny jokes my spunky 5 year old makes, the creative drawings my 9 year creates and just how beautiful my 11 year daughter is turning into.
My husband who is away from what I call CHAOS, is sitting in an overpriced 2 bedroom trailer with no furniture and sharing the house with 3 other guys- who are also away from their families. I am not there to make sure he has clean clothes, good hot meal to eat, or to make sure he is taking care of himself. I am not with him to cuddle at night and watch movies, listen to him sing, watch him be silly, make love to him or even have a little argument.
My husband made that decision to leave his family behind in the comfort of our own home so that we can continue to eat, have a home to live in, to have power and cars to drive. I personally know a handful of other moms that are trying to be strong each day as they too live without their loved ones- raising little kids alone and only listening to the sound of their husband voice by phone- if you are lucky and they have good service where they are!
As a surprise, my hubby came home for a few days- which is like winning the lottery. But unfortunately, it is not a permanent visit He has to return back to what I like to call the BLACK HOLE! I have begged, pleaded, and cried to get him to stay. I would LOVE to be able to have the luxury of being able to work my business so that he could actually AFFORD to work here in Sandpoint- HECK, I’ll even take him working in Spokane. I may not be able to snap my fingers and be able to become that yearly million photographer (like we all wish) but I can at least TRY to have him stay just a little longer so he can spend more time with his family.
Currently the business he is working for is STILL waiting for a contract to come in… which in turns leaves him with no job- which equals out to no paycheck… which equals out to him sitting in ND waiting while his family is up here CRAVING for him to just be here. So I have decided to do something CRAZY… seriously crazy. Call me desperate, call me insane… call me a bad business person.. I really honestly do not care at this moment. What you should call me is a wife and a mom that LOVES me husband and doesn’t want to see him leave- not yet. My tank is just not full yet. I need more time!
Ok – so here it is… are you ready (….gulp…..) For THIS weekend ONLY I am offering sessions and a CD of images completely on donation. Yup, that’s right.. Use your session now or later, just give me a call or email, and tell me how much you would like to pay.
To be a part of this CRAZY- INSANE special that SERIOUSLY will only happen this time- you must call or email by Sunday at 8pm.
For clients that have completed a session, you too can be a part of this special. Just call or email me and let me know what you would like to pay for your previous images. I know that there are a list of clients ( I love you) that have invested a good amount into their photos, and you are not forgotten. I will be sending you out something very special just for you!!
Why am I doing this?? Well basically…. God knows my heart and he knows my passion. He knows that I desire to be with my husband and he knows that my husband desires to be with his family. Maybe this will also inspire you too to pay it forward. Try it, for just one day, see what lives you can change
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