Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

55 | | BY MAURICE J. FRAZIER When you think about the holiday season, certain things immediately come to mind such as shopping, Christmas decorations, crisp cold weather, sipping hot chocolate or hot toddies, traveling, warm fires and spending time with family. The holidays bring everyone together and remind us of what’s important in our lives. Imagine if you had a job where you had to juggle major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. How would you manage? What would you say to your little ones? Our first responders must be very flexible when it comes to the holiday season and celebrating with loved ones. A non-traditional approach to a traditional time of the year is what they’re used to experiencing. Not being home for the holidays can be tough on anyone, especially the men and women who put their lives on the line for our community. Not Home for the Holidays First responders balance frontlines and family time