Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Studios. However, all opinions expressed are my own. ESPAÑOL Si bien este post forma parte de una campaña patrocinada con Latina Mom Bloggers y Disney Studios , las opiniones expresadas son mías. Esta advertencia se hace en cumplimiento de las Directivas de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (Federal Trade Commission Guidelines), 16 C.F.R Parte 255.
It’s no secret that we are a Military Family, the name of our blog alone says it all…
Adventuresof a Military Family of 8.
So, when I was offered the chance to write a post about OUR Hero: Disney’s Planes Fire & Rescue: Celebrating our Everyday Heroes #MiHeroeFavorito; it is no surprise that I jumped at the opportunity.Seriously, writing about OUR own Hero, my Husband, who served over 15 years in the US Navy, who went on 5 Deployments, who spent a Christmas in Afghanistan during an 8 month deployment, who sacrificed SO much for us; it was a no brainer…
Then last month our Family was stricken with 3 horrible tragedies in the span of four days, we literally lost ALL of our material possessions between October 7th and October 10th.
A car accident that totaled our car, a break-in that cleaned out our home office and home store, and a house fire that took everything away from us. Above all, we are SO grateful that we were ALL able to walk away safely; but it did hit us hard.
Not only am I SO grateful for the emergency crews at the scene of the car accident, the Officer that came after the break-in, and ALL of the Firemen and crews who tried so hard to save our house; but it also has helped me to see my children in a whole new light.
These kids have lived 16 years of their lives moving at the beck and call of the Military, 4 out of the 6 have been preemies born between 22-30 weeks, giving up their roots, friends and worlds for us; on October in just one week; they lost EVERYTHING they have ever owned. We were broken, THEY were broken, emotionally they were so broken. I saw them cry like never before, I saw them hold me and tell me it was going to be okay while I was sobbing outside of our burning home, I see them smile everyday.
We have lived in a hotel room since the fire, cramped, without a car, toys, clothes, pictures. They sleep in pull-out couches every night, they use blankets that the Red Cross gave us, I see them smile everyday.
They are making do, doing homework, giving up their friends once again as we are in a hotel 25 minutes away from where our house was. They smile everyday.
THEY are MY everyday Heroes! THEY are my Husband’s everyday Heroes!
Every day I hear the word’s of my Gramma in my head “Gracias a Dios estan vivos Mija” meaning “Thank God you are all alive sweetie”. those words have echoed every day in my head and my heart, as I see them be so strong I cry inside with both pride and pain. I am so proud of the Heroes I have created, I am so grateful that they are such strong little creatures, I am so glad that I have my own group of Super Heroes 😉
As a treat for my kids, this weekend we are watching Disney’s Planes Fire & Rescue movie, and because we can cook small things in the hotel; we will be making this yummy Disney’s Planes Fire & Rescue: Butternut Squash Apple Bake (click on the link or picture to view or download the full recipe…)
Have you seen Disney’s Planes Fire & Rescue movie yet?
Disney’s Planes Fire & Rescue Blu-ray™ Blu-ray™ is available since November 4th on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere;
If so, what did your Family think of it?
Who is the everyday Hero in YOUR life?