Tag: military children

Diary of a Deployment 3: Telling the Kids

My name is Jackie and I am an Army wife. My husband has served for five years and has been fortunate enough (in my eyes, not so much his), to be assigned to non-deploying units. Everything changed the day he…

Will My Son Grow Up To Be A Soldier?

My four-year-old tries on his daddy’s Army hat and backpack and proudly declares, “I’m a soldier, Mama!” I smile at him, yet the protective mother in me winces. I wonder if I’m seeing a glimpse of the future. My husband…