As most of you know, I’m from an active duty family. My mommy is active duty army and there are days on end when I don’t see her because of her duty to her country. One of the hardest thing about being a military child, and please don’t call me an army brat, is that we don’t get to see our active duty parents whenever we want to.
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Mommy is usually gone by the crack of dawn and sometimes come back home when it’s very dark out and I’m already asleep. There are weeks that she is gone and I’m all alone with daddy and my siblings. How she does it I can’t tell you. I guess it’s really called Army Strong. When I do get to see her I’m usually very happy and almost always don’t want her to leave. That picture is of me and mommy and I’m not happy because mommy was about to leave, whenever she is at home it’s the happiest time of my life.
Family time means a lot to me like I’m sure it does for most people and spending quality time with my siblings is what it’s all about. Mrs. Fields believes that every moment counts and is a proud supporter of the United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO). “Mrs. Fields Moments” builds on the Organization’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign, which helps all families – military and otherwise – make the most of every moment together.
For those who don’t know about the USO, it’s an organization that is on almost every military base and most international airports, at hundreds of locations around the world. It’s one of the major hangout spots for the military. A place where the military can feel safe and secure. A place that lifts the spirits of our military men and women when they’re away from home. It’s their home away from home. They not only support the active duty soldier but their families as well.
A lot of people don’t really realize the sacrifices that active duty parents make not only for their country but their families as well. Mommy has missed birthdays, she has missed holidays and even graduations. Mrs. Fields have joined forces together with the USO to help give some of those moments back.
The USO’s Every Moment Counts campaign was created to rally Americans to help the USO provide simple, everyday moments that mean so much to our troops and their families. The challenges of military life do not end when deployment does. For this reason, USO is committed to helping our troops and their families throughout their service – making every moment count – whether they are deployed or returning home.
With Mrs. Fields Moments, they’re encouraging all families — military and otherwise — to make the most of every moment and dedicate every Sunday night to creating more memories. With their family conversation starters and collection of Sunday Snacktivities, they’re hoping you’ll take this one night to slow down, grab a box of Mrs. Fields cookies and truly savor your Sunday with the family.
Mrs. Fields just announced a contest that will send one lucky family to National Harbor in our nation’s capital! The contest encourages real families nationwide to designate time every week to enjoy a cookie together, and to share these “Mrs. Fields Moments” online.
How to Enter:
- Take a family selfie of your Mrs. Field Moment
- Share the photo on the Mrs. Field Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram using the #mrsfieldsmoment hastag
- Share as many moments as you like between now and November 2, 2014.
- Round-trip airfare for four to Washington, D.C.
- Two-night accommodations in downtown National Harbor
- Dining gift certificates to downtown National Harbor
- Four tickets to ride The Capital Wheel
So how can you make every moment count?
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