When you’re married to a first responder, you pretty much get used to doing things alone. Trips with the kids, eating dinner, going to family events, etc.
But when Christmas comes around and your spouse has to work, that’s when his demanding schedule can get especially frustrating. Whether that’s because he’s putting out house fires, pulling over drunk drivers, or because he’s battling overseas for his country, the holidays just aren’t meant to be spent alone.
But even if the holidays aren’t exactly what gets portrayed as the “perfect” family gathering, there are still plenty of ways to feel the joy of the holidays.