Thursday, April 10, 2014

I'm raising a military child.

April is the month of the military child.  I've spent years being surrounded by friends raising children in the shadow of the military.  Strong willed children that love with all of their might.  "Typical children" that carry an extra burden and experience more than most do.


This year as the month of April dawned, so did the realization that I didn't just become a new mom to my sweet Grace... but I became a mom to a military child.  Who will grow up proud of her dad and his accomplishments.  But will also feel the pain of him being away for days and months at a time.  Which will not be easy, for any of us.

My hope for Grace is that she will grow up to be an outgoing, social child.  Not afraid of the obstacles life will throw at her at a young age.  I hope that she grows up knowing that daddy does what he does to protect her and provide for her.  I want her to experience life and all it has to offer, no matter where we are and who surrounds us.  I want her to know the love of family... even if we aren't right down the road.

Above all else, I want Grace to feel proud to be her father's daughter.  Proud to be an American.  Proud to be a military child.

After all... not everyone can claim something so special.

Linking up @ Daffodil's today.  And you should too.


always,
amanda
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11 comments:

  1. Glad to have found you! I am also linked up for the Month of Military Child. You can check mine out at
    thehallwaylife.blogspot.com

    Look forward to following along now! :)

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  2. Love this post! Your baby girl is just precious, and I know that she will grow up being very proud of all that her daddy does and stands for. Found you from Kate's link up. Hope you're having a great week!

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  3. I love this post! It's so sweet. :)

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  4. That picture is the cutest thing I have ever seen. It is definitely not an easy road, but one that makes our children stronger! Grace is lucky to have you at home.

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  5. What a sweet face!! How old is Grace now? She is lucky!

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  6. Such a sweet post. That picture is adorable!

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  7. First off, this picture is ADORABLE. Second, she has great parents! Y'all have nothing to worry about! She's going to grow up to be amazing!

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  8. I'm a military brat. It's a pretty cool way to grow up.

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  9. Love this! She's so sweet. :)

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