This post is sponsored by Aflac. I was compensated for writing it, but all opinions are 100% mine.
This past year my aunt was diagnosed with Cancer. Within a month she died; it was shocking, surprising, and upsetting. She was an amazing loving women whom everyone loved.
I couldn’t believe it and neither could the rest of my family. Aflac contacted me this holiday season and asked me to be an Aflac Holiday Helper. #AflacHolidayHelpers are fulfilling holiday wishes like providing families with presents, treating a family to a day of excursions in their city, decorating homes for the holidays and much more. Of course my thoughts went to my uncle and cousin as soon as I was asked to be an Aflac Holiday Helper. I know how much they have been hurting (the grandkids, too) and I wanted to use this opportunity to do something special for them to cheer them up a bit.
What we decided to do was rent a house on the lake for two weeks and I’m paying for their portion of the house. No one wants to be in their house because the loss of my aunt is still so fresh – it was only a few months ago. Christmas without a loved one is hard anyway, so this is a fantastic way to lighten the air a bit. And it seems to be working out great, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit because the house is decorated very nicely for Christmas. Plus we plan on doing a little more decorating. *Delete photo with Elf on the Shelf.
There is a beautiful tree and other decorations everywhere.
It’s also nice being so close to the lake. I can easily give my cousin a break from her daughter by walking all the kids down to the lake for some fun.