The Ultimate Freedom
by Rochelle Griffin
Independence Day is tomorrow…a day celebrating our freedom as a nation. It has particular meaning in our home because my husband is a military man. Lord willing, he’ll be retiring at the end of next year.
Before I met him, he was a Marine (to all the Marines out there, I know I know…once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fi!) When we met however he was out of the service, and we went about our lives…dating, engagement, marriage. We lived in our own little blissful bubble until…
September 11, 2001.
Our son was literally one-week old when we watched the Twin Towers come crashing down. I wanted to throw up.
Within a few weeks, my hubby felt that he NEEDED to do something. I couldn’t say no. Suddenly my bubble no longer existed. Our freedom had been violated.
He joined the Florida National Guard.
Over the past 12+ years, we’ve endured 2 wartime deployments and multiple in-state “disaster” deployments. The separation, particular the overseas deployments, brought changes to our family. We had to deal with multiple issues that aren’t unique to our family…any military family with understand…relationship issues, being a single parent, dealing with the angry child who doesn’t understand. It was hard. Can’t lie.
The initial deployment almost 8 years ago is what catapulted me to make the decision to leave nursing and become an entrepreneur. I needed the freedom to be wherever I was needed at the moment.
Now here I sit on the other side, having gone through the fire, and I am so incredibly appreciative.
We are getting ready to open another business…one that my son has watched step by step & had a hand in creating…one that we are doing purely for the pleasure of it. Posh Pooch Boutique is our brainchild because our oldest dog is currently dealing with cancer. We wanted to offer organic, healthy dog treats that WE would be comfortable eating as well.
Anyways, I digress. My point is that I love what I do…all 3 businesses. I only need a smartphone, laptop, & Internet, and I can run our businesses anywhere!
But it’s because of the men and women in our Armed Forces that I’m able to even HAVE these businesses! I’m grateful to live in this amazing country called America. I am a proud American!
Thank you to all the men and women who fight daily for our freedom, to those who have given their lives for our freedom, and for all of the families who keep the homefires burning.
My family is indebted to you.
Happy 4th of July!
To Living Your Best Life,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Rochelle Griffin, The Wellness Detective™, is a Registered Nurse (with over 22 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 7-figure International company that now helps others live Their Best Life.
She founded Your Best Life, Inc with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of physical ruin with her health & the health of their young son. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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