How much do you love your family? I am sure your thinking what kind of question is that there is no way to measure the love one has for their family( wife -kids -husband etc) well then let me ask you this what would you do to save there lives? Anything it takes right? Well that's what I would do... ANYTHING... and that means putting up with the looks and comments of being a mom who is preparing for what ever is to come.
As you were growing up didn't you hear all the time "listen, learn and be ready for a world out there as an adult because life isn't the same as when you are a kid" So you go to school get good grades and hopefully go to college and land that perfect job so that you can make lots of money and live a life less harsh than those who didn't prepare for life as an adult or even think about retirement. Yes You know that the day will come when mom and dad will tell you to leave the nest yet you want to believe that day would never actually come but it does. YOU WERE PREPPING even then but didn't realize it.
Now you are married and you have a baby on the way, all you can think about are the what if's. Now if you are the mom you start eating right, stop drinking, smoking or doing anything that could put your child in harm. You worry about everything, you think what if she falls down the stairs-so you put up a gate. What if you plays with the electrical outlits-so you child proof them with those little plastic covers) Oh and then there's College - so you start an account and save for that day.
Guess what.... YOU ARE A PREPPER!
Yup that's right everything you have ever done comes down to this one thing PREPARING for your future and finding a way to live it happily, safely, and keeping those you love from harm. So again let me ask you What would you do to save there lives?
I am a mom of two wonderful kids who like all parents we think about everything, and that includes getting ready for the unknown.
I don't want to hear my kids tell me they are hungry and I can't do anything about it. I don't want to tell them there isn't anything to drink because the water is bad. I prep because I want to save not only my life but my loved ones as well. Sure I get the looks from them and my husband, and yes I hear the jokes. But in my heart I know I am doing the right thing because I believe we all have the instinct of survival you just have to listen to it.
Prepping doesn't mean you have to build a bunker or have a garage full of food and it certainly doesn't mean you have to be a cut throat and be ready to harm anyone who comes near you or you family but it does mean you have to prepare yourself and your family in the case of an emergency. It is as simple as setting everyone down and begin talking about how they feel about things like not having water to drink or electricity (maybe only for a few days- but worst case is it could be for weeks).
Being a prepper to me is knowledge of what to do in case of a life changing event and if I can in some small way make people understand how important this is to me and how important it is for them to prepare as well, then I am doing my job not only as a mom but as a human-being who cares about the human race and I dread the day when this feeling I have becomes a reality, but if and when it does I want my family to know that I am always thinking of them and maybe just maybe if this letter has made you think "maybe I should look into prepping a little more then I have made a small difference in someone's life.
Remember it is never too late to prepare and protect your family for other life events that may arise. Protecting your family doesn't come with an expiration date and if you know you are ready to do whatever it takes to protect them then take the next step to learning everything you can to prepare for all of those "What if's".
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