That sense of serving something greater and being a part of something large that everybody has an equal share in, that comradery and that friendship is something that you just can’t really describe or put words to, but a military person will kind of understand it. And that’s why you form such a strong bond with your brothers in armys, you have to get through it together and you work for that one common goal, just getting home alive. This is a all I’ve ever known is a military live, very patriotic family, we believe in our country and giving back. Growing up as military kid, I’m glad that I have that background, that way I will be able to relate to the students and know exactly how they feel because I know a lot of times you are looking at a teacher and you say, well you don’t understand. One of the things that I want my children’s teachers to know is that we do have a very unique lifestyle. It’s not bad, it’s just different and very different unless you’ve been a part of it, it’s hard to understand some of those challenges. I think the best part of military life for me as a spouse and a parent has been the opportunity for constant growing and changing myself.
I was very surprised to find out the number of our students who are impacted by the military. I didn’t understand the sacrifices that those children make along with mom and dad and their siblings and their entire family. One thing I wish that some teachers would give is maybe a little more empathetic. When you’re in the Unites States it’s as not easy to understand the difficulties of a parent being deployed.