Happy April Everyone! It is the month of the Military child where we take 30 days to honor the approx. 1.9 million amazing kids who sacrifice as their parents serve this great country. Military kids truly don’t receive enough credit for their strength and resilience and even less credit is given for the adults that they grow into.
Let’s talk about what the Military is doing to our kids and why we are so grateful to be raising our son in the Military. Purple Up!
THE MILITARY IS TEACHING THEM PRIDE
Miltner Family United States Navy
The pride we feel when seeing our spouse in uniform is the same pride our Military kids feel when seeing their mom or dad in uniform. Regardless of how big or small they are, they learn to have pride in the flag, in the uniform and pride for this country. Military kids stand proud to announce that they have a parent who serves this country and the pledge of allegiance means more to them than simple words that we are “supposed” to memorize. I will always remember the excitement my two- year- old has when he sees an Army commercial and yells daddy while clapping and pointing to the TV screen.
THE MILITARY IS MAKING THEM RESILIENT
Hall Family US Navy
Hall Family US Army
It’s no secret that Military kids are some of the most resilient. They survive PCS moves, being the new kid in school and the hard times while a parent is away from home. Somehow, like a flower in May; they bloom and thrive in this lifestyle they were born into. For them, the Military is a way of life and the only lifestyle they know. They adapt and they grow up being much better because of it. These skills in resiliency teach them how to overcome the obstacles that they may face in the adult world. They know much better than most how to connect and make a place for themselves in this world.
THE MILITARY IS GIVING THEM A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY
About the Author
Sierra Redmond is the 22 year old Mom and Army Wife behind The Daily Impressions Lifestyle Blog. The Daily Impressions was created in 2017 to encourage the building of stronger family units through travel and experiences. Sierra went to college for Broadcast Journalism TV/Radio and Media and was set on being a correspondent. In 2014, she married her high school sweetheart turned US Army soldier and knew that it would change her life.
After getting married and moving to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo she realized how impossible it was going to be to work in media the way that she intended...That’s when she discovered blogging. She found a fulfilling career that allowed her to support her husband's career and be a stay at home mom to her son. She hopes that her website encourages military families to travel more often, draw closer together to build strong families and make the most out of their military experiences. She is currently serving as the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year base winner for USAG Miami and uses her platform to show Military wives everywhere that they can live their best lives.