Monday, January 31, 2011

The Caregiver's Package

This past October, my husband and I were married at the lovely Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine.

(Photo from Harraseeket Inn website)
It was an amazing fall day made more wonderful by the fact that we got to say our vows in front of our family and friends.  The staff at the Inn was absolutely fabulous and our day was everything that we ever dreamed of and more. 

Unfortunately, this upcoming deployment means that my husband and I will not be able to celebrate our one year anniversary together. This is definitely saddens me.  You only get one first anniversary.  Well, you could theoretically get more than one if you get divorced and remarried, but hopefully that's not in the cards.  This week we got something in the mail that will help make up for the fact that we might not get to celebrate on the right date.

The Harraseeket Inn is a privately owned, family run business and it feels that way.  When you stay with them or do business with them, it feels like you are the only person that matters.  Their attention to detail is extraordinary and their generosity is enormous.

A couple of months ago they announced that they were giving away a "Caregiver's Package" for 2011. It was created for nurses, EMTs, firefighters, police officers, and those enlisted in the military.  They asked for nominations for a deserving recipient.  Given the fact that my husband is a paramedic, firefighter, nursing student, and veteran who was soon deploying overseas AND we are a "Harraseeket Couple," my mother jumped at the chance to nominate us.

Guess what?
We won! 
So what if there was only one other nomination and we ended up in a tie? We still won!

Yesterday we received a gift certificate in the mail for a free overnight stay, breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner.

I can't wait to use this whenever we choose to celebrate our first year of marriage.   It makes the circumstances feel so much brighter.

Thank you so much, Harraseeket Inn.


  1. Aww, congrats you two! You definitely deserve it :)

  2. That is awesome! I hope you guys enjoy yourselves; it seems like such a wonderful place I don't know how you couldn't!

  3. That's so awesome! Where in Maine is this place located?

  4. So so so nice of them, you guys are definitely deserving of such a gift!

  5. That's awesome. My husband and I will be apart for our first (and possibly second) anniversary, so I feel your pain.

  6. Congrats!! how special for you both!

  7. Congrats! Being able to do that will make it more special!

  8. Great news!You two definitely deserve it!


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