Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Today we attended my husband's promotion ceremony, and the kids pinned his captain's bars on him. They were so excited, and I was so glad we were able to attend this one. In so many ways, military kids serve just as much as their soldier parent(s), and they didn't even volunteer. My kids have birthdays that their dad can't be here for, and holidays and sport games and all the little life in between. They move when the Army tells us to, they switch schools and make new friends and hang new pictures on new bedroom walls. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot that is positive about our life as a military family, and all those hard things are usually a trade-off for another exciting thing, but they still have to do it, and it is not always easy. Kids are so resilient. But my two have handled so much, including this recent deployment, with so much grace and I am so proud of them.
I'm also proud of Clint, of course! Aside from all the success he has in his career, I'm just plain proud of how hard he works and how much he cares about his soldiers. He has always, always worked hard to take care of us, in the Army or out of it, and we couldn't ask for more.