Month of the Military Child – The Best Parts of Being a Military Child

The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give. 
~Ellen Glasgow

April is Month of the Military Child. Since Huzzy and I don’t have children, I put out a call for guest bloggers to help out. I originally wanted to do a guest blogger every Monday, but I had so many fantastic responses that you’ll see a guest blogger every Monday and Thursday!

My final guest blogger is Julie from Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life. Julie is a 30-something Army Wife and Mom of 3 little boys living in Tennessee.  She loves blogging, photography and reading lots and lots of books.

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The Best Parts of Being a Military Child

There are some different things that Military children have to go through.  Deployments, lots of time away from Mom or Dad, moving a lot, having to say goodbye to friends and not growing up near extended family.  However I think there are some really great things about growing up as a Military Child.

Julie's three adorable boys

1) Live in a lot of cool places.  My kids have lived in Germany and Tennessee since becoming a Military family.  I think that is pretty cool.  They have seen 11 countries and have had so many great memories.  My 5 year old loves to say that he was born in Germany!
2) Learning early on how to meet new people.  In the Military people are always coming and going.  Military kids will learn early on the best way to make new friends.
3) Having friends from all over.  I know if we stay in the Military, by the time my oldest is 18 and going off to college he will know people from all over the country.  I think that is pretty cool!  I love meeting different people from different places.
4) Knowing their Mom or Dad is doing something amazing. Military kids look up to their parents and think of them as heroes.  What a great feeling to know your parents are making a difference in the world.
Whenever it feels like my kids are having a hard time with this lifestyle, I try to remember all the benefits and what amazing things they will get to experience in their childhood because of the Military.

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