Going months without my dad around, my mom and I having the household to ourselves. Waiting by the phone because we never knew when he’d call, and when he did, making sure we kept our stories brief because we’d need to fit 2 stories into the conversation in less than a minute. Many Christmases without my dad were not THE happiest or best times, but him being overseas kept me focused on working hard. It taught me to have great strength, confidence, discipline, and determination– and it continues to teach me, and he continues to inspire me. I’m proud to be a military brat.

April is the #MonthoftheMilitaryChild #KidsServeToo