Having kids with someone in the military can be tough, especially if you and the child's parent are no longer together.
What will happen with the child when you get shipped off to a different part of the country, better yet, the other side of the world?
I don't mean as in deployment, I mean what will happen if we have to co-parent from different sides of the Earth? How will the holidays work? Will you take our kid one holiday and I get them the other one? What about major holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving?
It's already a struggle with our kid with your orders. Some days you are so busy with work that we have to cancel the plans we had set because being in the military you have to do what you are told to do. That's fine, but it's hard when our child gets disappointed from you having to work, but I remind them that this is your life and that it's important to do it.
The struggle is real when our child is sick and crying for you, and that you aren't here like you used to be.
It's even worse when we find out you are being deployed and that our child won't get to see you as often because you will be so far away. But I always remind them that there is skype, and the phone and that you will call any chance you get.
While we aren't together, I appreciate everything that you do for our child, that you remind them that you are there day in and day out, and that everything you do is for them and their safety.
We may not be together, but I am glad you still have so much love for our child.