My Life Of My Father Essay

1008 Words Oct 9th, 2016 5 Pages
There 's a quote I was told by my father when I was a little girls. When I was feeling despondent or was unable to accomplish a task he would say, “You were strong yesterday, you are strong today, and you will be strong tomorrow.” Due to my adolescence state I didn 't think much of the quote and the inspiring meaning surrounding his wise words. It pleases me to say that peering back on my past I can discern the effect my father 's words had on shaping me into the person that I am today. A girl who overcame obstacles and persevered.
My father has served in the United States Coast Guard for twenty years, which makes me a military child. I, like many military children didn 't get to choose this lifestyle. We were merely born into a world of separation and adjust. Being without one of our parents for long periods of time, and moving all over the world are two of our most immense problems. Often the military children’s stories are overlooked, because we aren 't the ones in the uniform. On the surface it seems that our biggest problem is answering the question, “where were you born?”, or trying to remember a new address. However there is much more to us than meets the eye. To civilian children home is where the heart is, but for me, home was where my father was needed. I started school when I was six years old In Cape May, New Jersey. From there on out I would begin understanding the difficult situation that was ahead, and the importance of a friendship. This geco lifestyle of…

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