Oh , the excitement that welled up inside of me when I saw an opportunity to possibly win a trip to Vista Verde.
My dear husband and I have been dreaming of a trip to Vista Verde but we’ve not yet been able to find the time or especially financial means to make it there.
Harold and I just celebrated our 20th Christmas together. Over these 20 years, my husband has worked so hard and sacrificed so much to provide for our little family. He has often worked two or three jobs and at one point worked two full time jobs for an entire year to be sure I and our two children were taken care of. Currently Harold is working in logistics for Caterpillar and he’s also a Soldier in the Illinois National Guard preparing for his second deployment to Afghanistan.
I have been a civilian contractor for five years for the Illinois National Guard helping to support Soldiers and Families throughout their deployment cycle and if Harold isn’t at work or training with the Guard, he tries to accompany me as I work many weekends all over the state and it’s often the only time we get to be together.
It would mean the world to me to get to see my husband have the opportunity to enjoy a trip like this before he deploys again. He has always sacrificed much to support us and also serve his country so I’d love to see him be granted this chance of a lifetime to get away for a few days.
We talk almost weekly about our dream trip to Vista Verde so if we are chosen, you’ll be helping make a dream come true.
Thanks so much for your consideration of us as potential recipients.
Name: Annette Chapman