My Family Is A Military Family Essay

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My nuclear family consist of my two children, husband, and a dog. We are a military family. The transition from being a civilian family to a military family was a difficult process for my children. Due to the rapid deployments, I decided the best alternative for my children was for them to live with my mother until the deployments became less frequent. My goal was (and still is) to provide my children with a stable and nurturing environment where they can thrive and grow to be their best selves. During the deployments, my mother and youngest sister became my children’s primary caregiver. Even though my children lived with my mother, I was still their primary financial provider. While deployed I tried to stay active in their lives by reading them books and writing them letters. But because I was do far away, I don’t think my children had an understanding of my role in their lives. Their grandmother was more of a mother to them than I was. My mother was the only who physically took care of them. My boys grew up knowing their great-great grandparents, great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncle, and a very long list of cousins. Like most children, they learned the importance of extend family. All that changed when I was issued orders for Germany.
The transition from civilian family to being a military family began with our move to Germany. I was scheduled to move to Germany in 2004. My youngest was only a year old, but my oldest was five. My main concern…

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