You'll Be Blown Away by This Beautiful Father/Daughter Firefighter-Themed Photo Shoot
Considering that 3-year-old Zeelie and her dad, Tyler Sugaski, are best buds, it's understandable that this little girl has a lot of questions about why he has to leave for two days every time he goes to work.
Tyler, who has been a firefighter for 16 years, is used to the unconventional work schedule, but to make his serious job digestible for a small child to understand, he started explaining his days by telling her "Princess Zeelie and the Fire Truck" stories at bedtime, in which he would take things that happened at work and turn them into a magical kingdom.
That's where his wife, Stephanie Sugaski of Brick and Willow Photography, came up with a powerful way to show her daughter that when Daddy leaves her, it's for an important reason.
"It's hard leaving the kids for long times. I'm in this constant battle of reearning their trust at such young ages," Tyler told POPSUGAR. "I just hope when they get older they understand why I do what I do, as I eventually did with my own dad."
The photo shoot was important to Tyler because if something were to happen on the job, he wants Zeelie to understand that she was always on his mind whenever he was away. "Heaven to me is the beautiful moments I get to spend with my family, so when I am away, I carry that thought with me," said Tyler. "I want to make it back to my heaven, and if I can help some stranger get back to their happiness on earth, that is worth risking a lot."