My Thanksgiving Hero
This is a sponsored post by Single Edition Media on behalf of La Brea Bakery. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in anyway.
When I met my husband fourteen years ago, I had no idea that my future life would include rescheduling holidays so that we can spend them together. One of the first things I learned early on about my future husband was how important the holidays were to him. He spoke fondly of Thanksgivings past and the delicious dishes his mother would make for their family to enjoy.
As a 1st Class Petty Officer in the US Navy, he was used to spending time away from home. I remember our first Thanksgiving apart. It was hard seeing his empty seat and knowing he was alone away from his family. But, he did it without a complaint.
Many years have since come and gone since that first Thanksgiving. As a Reservist, my husband’s civilian job is a Locomotive Engineer. The railroad has closed one time in the decade he has been riding the rails and that was during Hurricane Sandy. He works long hours and it can be stressful. I can assure you of one thing. If he isn’t with the military on Thanksgiving, he is working on the railroad, so that others can get to families and Thanksgiving gatherings.
He never complains.
I feel so blessed to be married to such a hardworking, devoted man.
It is because of this, I am nominating him as a Thanksgiving Hero.
La Brea Bakery is running a Thanksgiving promotion encouraging you to nominate your “Thanksgiving Hero”. Do you have someone in your life that you know and love who regularly works on Thanksgiving serving others? Maybe a firefighter, police officer, nurse, waitress, the list can go on and on. La Brea wants to thank these “Thanksgiving Hereos” by delivering a fully catered meal to 5 finalists across the nation on Thanksgiving. Submissions will close Nov 15th 2015.