Jeremy was the cutest of the four boys he immediately said " I am a HERO KID mom!!." I immediately agreed as did his dad "YOU SURE ARE!!". I was happy that they understood that others recognized the sacrifices they make as children of a soldier. It was very important for me as well as Paul to say to them that we know deployments are hard,long,sad at times, but you are AMAZING boys & we LOVE YOU!! The oldest being the teenagers they just grinned & wouldn't get their pictures taken. But the two youngest very proudly held their award & let me snap a picture. They then proudly had me put their certificates up on their dresser to show anyone who comes over. I think I will get them all framed to hang in their rooms. That way at anytime during the deployment they are feeling blue they can be reminded that others think they are special .
The flash always bothers Jeremy's eyes- but he was so Proud & so was I. My husband told them over and over how AWESOME the award was as well as how SPECIAL they all are to us. Don't forget to Thank the children who stay behind & wait as well, it will mean the world to them.