Look on the Bright Side

April 11, 2014

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In honor of the Month of the Military Child, the MFAN advisors asked their children to write about their experiences growing up in a military family. Military kids deal with a lot, including frequent moves and family separations during deployments. We’re proud to salute our resilient military kids this April, and all year long. Our Month of the Military Child blog posts, to be published through the month, will shed light on what it’s really like to grow up in a military family, straight from the source.

Nine-year-old Bo Sanderlin, son of MFAN advisor Rebekah Sanderlin, wrote the second post of the series. Here’s what he had to say:

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“Being an Army child means being respectful and loyal to your country because if one of your parents has to deploy, you will not march down to the base and demand that your parent not go.

When you have to move because you are an Army family, look on the bright side. When you move it’s normal to miss your old friends, but you will make new ones.”

If your children want to share their personal experiences, email their stories to us during April at