I'll get back to why at the end of my post. First- a little update...
This week is Sissy's birthday. She will be 8!! Where does the time go I ask you? So I am running around trying to find presents and party favors. I miss Party City right now. At least I got her off the track of having a Pokemon party. I am SO TIRED of Pokemon!! Instead of that- now we are having a slumber party. Aaack!! I'll let you know how it went- if. I. survive.
Last week we held another Compass session. Did I mention that already? Sorry- I tend to repeat myself
So back to my post title. Why do I need to write an editorial? Well- there is this article on the front page of Tuesday's paper about the effects of deployments on military children. While I DO agree that military children have so many hurdles to go through in life- I just don't understand why they are JUST NOW talking about this?? Before the war- Navy children have been enduring deployments for.. always?? The typical deployment is 6 months with many weeks of detachments (short deployments here and there) before the actual long deployment. Before- deployments were 9 and 12 months (luckily before my honey's time.) Where was the national concern for these children? The family portrayed in the article made a lot of bad decisions, in my opinion. (I am getting more opinionated in my old age.)
I am not upset with the other services- I equally respect all US military. It doesn't matter where they go or why- gone is gone. Children don't understand why mommy or daddy has to leave. My own children are dreading their daddy leaving right now. Brother woke up this morning scared from a bad dream about his dad leaving. It breaks my heart. Of course- anytime military parents have to go into a dangerous situation- that makes it even harder to bear. My prayers go out to them all.
It is the media I have a problem with. They only focus on what attracts the most attention. Take for example- Tiger Woods. Really?? Is that really so important that all other news goes by the wayside?