In my previous career, I had to travel quite a bit – much more than I would of liked to with toddlers at home. One thing I can say that was always nice was that I could always talk or Skype with my husband and kids each night. While my business trips were inconvenient to our family and sometimes grueling in general, I was only gone a few days and our life returned to normal soon after mom returned home.
Then I think about my brother-in-law. He has spent the last 10+ years serving our country in the U.S. Army. He has a wife and two toddlers. When he is called to serve, the “business trips” are never short. The day-to-day of raising children is 100% my sister-in-law’s. While communication is now more readily available, it’s no where near as easy to access as I had in a hotel room. After the weeks or months that go by, reuniting with his wife and children is bliss.
Watching soldiers reunite with loved ones is a heart warming experience. If you have ever witnessed such an event you know what I am talking about. The emotion is so evident, even in photos. Check out these 15 Remarkable Photos of Soldiers Reuniting With Their Kids.
Today I am thankful for our freedom. Freedom to write this blog post, to raise my toddlers with the religion of my choosing and the other rights that come thanks to the efforts of our military and government.
To those serving for our freedom, thank you. While Veterans Day was yesterday – saying thanks on that day alone just isn’t enough.
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Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.