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Highlyn-Humphreys Central Elementary School-Humphreys, Korea

Highlyn Schleider

Humphreys, Korea

My Life As A Military Kid

Hi! I'm Highlyn, age 10, and in the fourth grade. I'm a military child, and maybe you are too! If you are in a military family, you know that it's not always easy. I have personal experience with this particular thing. My dad is a very important person in his unit, and that means he has to go away a lot. He has gone on so many deployments and I miss him so much when he's away! He has missed tons of birthdays, holidays and special events. In fact, he is about to go on a trip back to the States for three weeks! I will miss him so much and I am dreading the day that he leaves. He is going right before Easter, so our Easter will be happy and sad. But it makes me feel like the military is a whole big family when I see other families going through the same thing. You feel like you're not alone when you see others feeling what you are feeling. I am so glad that I was invited to participate. It's always nice when people want to hear from kids, in my opinion. I am glad that I am able to see what other people think about the military. Thank you for listening,


~Highlyn


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