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April is Month of the Military Child


When my husband and I first met -- I had no idea what it would look like to be a 'military family'. Before kids, I will say that I still didn't fully understand. Now as the mom of two young boys, I 100% get it.


These two boys live life so differently than most. They grow up with their family on short visits, long car rides, constant transitions and learning to love friends like family. Although I love the benefits and the life lessons they are learning -- there are times when my heart aches for them. My heart aches that when they want to see MiMi or MoMo and I cannot just drive them over for a cold glass of milk and a warm hug. Maybe it's the times that they want to show Paw Paw and Pop Pop their new toy or their great baseball swing -- it hurts. Explaining it never gets easier. They don't get to celebrate birthdays with their families, they don't get to have slumber parties with their aunts and uncles -- there are a lot of voids that mom and dad are left to fill. Fortunately we are in the phase of military life that deployments aren't a threat, but for those going through that with children...I truly cannot imagine. These kids are strong, resilient and forever a reminder of unconditional joy. If you are raising a little dandelion, please remember that you are doing a fantastic job and it is not easy. We see you. We know your heart. We know your pain.


The dandelion is the official flower of the Military Child and here is why:

Dandelions are made up of three major components: The flower (seeds), the stem and the roots. They are tough, can survive almost anywhere and are constantly moving and starting over.


There is no better flower to explain these little warriors.

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