When you think about our military, what first comes to mind? Most likely, you think about how these brave men and women risk their lives for the good of our country.
But there is another side of the story that’s often left untold.
These soldiers have lives, homes, and families from which they are torn apart for long periods of time. It’s extremely tough on both sides, but military families do what they can to push through.
For military wife, Bridget Stevens, that story is far too familiar.
It was winter in her Pennsylvania home, and a broken heater left her and her children freezing.
Although she was short on money, she had no choice but to contact Betlyn’s Heating and Cooling to fix the problem.
After attempting to trouble-shoot the issue over the phone, nothing was working. So the owner of the company, Paul, told the troubled mother that he was on his way to fix her heater. When he arrived, Bridget explained that her husband normally helps with household repairs.
But the problem was– her husband was away on deployment.
After Paul had finished repairs, Bridget was hesitant to look at the bill. But when she did, she was shockingly surprised.
The bill read, “No heat evening call. Deployment discount $1.00.”
Paul refused to take any money and said simply to thank her husband for his service.
Bridget posted her story on Facebook. It read:
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