[Day 23] Family Life and Business

Alex and Carrie Sandoval

My husband Alex and I three years ago (exactly 3 years on Aug. 27) on our wedding day.

My work would not be possible without the support of my husband. I feel like this picture says it all. He lifts me up. He reminds me of my big “why.” He’s there for me no matter what, but never tries to rescue me (I’m a big girl).

He knows how much I care about what I do and also let’s me know when it’s time to take a break (because I can’t always recognize it myself).

He helps me stay balanced.

He is not my other half (he is my “banana soul split though), because I am already whole. But together we grow and together we know that each is on their own path, but we’re always together – never alone.

Right now, he’s finishing up his master’s in social work so we can work side by side to help more kids. He’s always been more traditional than me. I tried to fit into that role before we met again (yes, I actually met my husband for the first time when I was 15 and we didn’t meet again until 7 years later – I’ll save that story for another post) but school was never for me.

He calls me out and challenges me in every way imaginable. Sometimes it makes me want to punch him in the face, but deep down in my soul I am grateful and know I am so blessed.

He’s downstairs right now with our son as I write this. 🙂

We have to work together. We have to communicate. We have to make it work, not just for ourselves and our son, but the young people we are meant to serve. Not by creating an illusion of perfection, but but being real.

The quote below kept popping into my head as I was writing.

Sanaya Roman quotes

It reminds me that it’s our job to show these kids, through our way of being, that there is always hope and a brighter future awaiting.

And we’ll be here for those who are ready.

I would love to hear from you! How does your significant other feel about the things that matter most to you (work or otherwise)? How has it impacted you? Leave me a comment below. 

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2 replies
  1. Sylvia says:

    What a beautiful tribute! It speaks volumes of the person you are. You are truly a beautiful woman, my son is so very blessed to have married you and as the mother of his son. I shed tears of joy as I read your blog.
    I know Both you and Alex will continue to learn, grow in your business, help others and prosper beyond what you and Alex can imagine!
    Thank you Carrie from the bottom of my heart for being such a wonderful wife to my son and a mother to “My Joy” ! Love You – Blessings Always


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