A few years ago hubs was in Iraq and I was the temporary-single mother of three boys. I am now a sometimes-single mom of four boys and life has forever changed since Iraq for our family. There was a recent amicable discussion amongst friends about the needs of grants and scholarships and such when the soldier is off in a war zone. A lot of times the pay is a bit higher because of the danger they are in … so is there really a need for great organizations like Our Military Kids, or free YMCA memberships, or other financial support?
My answer? A resounding YES! Life was busy. But American citizens wanted to support my family. Groups like Our Military Kids recognized that active kids are happy kids (Deployment Troubles of a Five Year Old). I wanted to be a part of that. I was more than thankful for the support we were given and ultimately it helped me be a better mom, a better spouse to a soldier (less stress at home helped him focus on his job overseas), and really it made me feel better about myself (knowing that I was capable of raising happy, balanced children reflected on my own self-esteem)!
So what is this all about? November 9th is Give to the Max Day. ‘Our Military Kids’ is part of it. Support them. Support the kids. Support military-families! Learn more about Give to the Max Day: http://www.razoo.com/story/Ourmilitarykids
Thank you, from one very proud military-spouse raising another generation of great military-kids!