When I posted the Deserving Dad contest back during Father’s Day weekend earlier this year, I had no idea the response I would get. After reading and re-reading (through tear-filled eyes) all of the entries, my selection team and I decided on this family to receive one of the complimentary sessions.
“I would like to nominate my husband, Earl, because of all he has sacrificed for our family this year. A year ago we were struggling to stay afloat financially. Christmas was coming and we had no way of providing the kids with the Christmas they dreamed of. As a parent it was heartbreaking. While we did have some angels step in to help us out, we needed to find a solution to our financial problems. My husband Earl had been offered to go to New Jersey for the Army to train deploying soldiers and had turned it down because of the time and distance commitment. Christmas last year changed his mind and in February, he drove his truck out there and started his orders. Earl has been living alone and with other soldiers since then and will be returning home in February. This position with the Army was just what our family needed to catch up on a mountain of debt and bills, as well as being able to put aside a savings plan – finally! Our family has been so blessed because of my husband’s decision and I am so very proud of him.”