Yes, we need to provide for our daughter, and her health and well-being override anything else in our lives. On the other hand, I want her to grow up understanding others depend on her, too. Pets and livestock require us to feed and water them on a daily basis. It's our responsibility to nurture and tend to their needs before we sit down and fill our stomachs with supper.
To us, faith-based holidays aren't exclusive to members of congregations. It's a time to slow down and be thankful for what we have and appreciate the life for which we've worked hard. We choose not to attend church because it doesn't fit our mentality.