The Thoughts of a Military Child
There are so many things that I would like to tell you about what its like to be a military child. The first thing I would say is that I am proud to be part of a Military Family. Some of the things I am proud about being a military child are:
I have a deployed parent that goes out and helps people when they are in far away lands.
My parent does a swell job at what they do.
Most parents travel to places and multiple times and cool stuff sent home.
When we have Veteran's Day and Memorial Day I understand those Holidays more.
These are just some of the things that make me feel proud to be a military child. But it isn't easy.
Sometimes when we move every so often, I start to miss my friends and when I get to a new state I am a little shy and sometimes don't always know how to make new friends.
When my parent deploys it can be tough. It is hard to say goodbye. Sometimes I cry and that is ok.
Some kids don't understand why I am sad. They will make fun of me and say mean stuff. But it also shows me who my real friends are.
I have some advice for those kids who are in a military family.
- It's ok to feel sad, but don't be afraid to tell an adult how you feel.
- When your parent deploys, make a memory box of all the things you want to share with them.
- Make a list for when they come home for R&R of all the stuff you want to do with them.
- Always talk to them when you can. Write lots of letters.
- Make sure your parent feels loved and missed when they are deployed.
- When you are moving, always say goodbye to your friends. When you get to your new home tell everyone your name so you can make friends.
- And most importantly be proud of who you are and where you have come from.
I hope that helps those out there who are my age or younger who feel a bit sad and lost. I want to let them know that I know how it feels.
hi my name is josh i wrote this because some parents are gone for along time like my dad.
facts. i like Lego , MineCraft, batman , and butter swords.