I’m currently snuggling in bed with my little boy holding my hand and thinking about what a blessed family I have. We’re all healthy, happy, and content.
But in a few weeks we’ve got a lot of changes coming, including a pretty big move for our little guy. He was 1 when we moved here, so it wasn’t a big deal, but he definitely knows what is going on this time around. And while he seems excited and keeps asking when we are moving to “Mo-isiana” (he keeps replacing the L with an M, it’s adorable!), I know that he doesn’t completely understand how it will affect him.
I can’t help but worry. And think about the next move, when he’ll be 6 and probably have some serious reservations about leaving his school and friends. I know that there are many, many other military kids that have gone through it and am thankful that there are so many people and places I can go to for support. Friends and families that have been there, done that and are ready and willing to give us advice. And I’m letting it go because I need to be here, in the now, preparing with my family, not worrying about something years away… But it still crosses my mind.
Thankfully we have amazing friends and families and they are all willing to help out during this time. And we already have friends planning visits to our new place in New Orleans this summer, which will make the transition so much easier.
So hug your children, military or not, and take some extra joy from their amazing ability to adapt to whatever we send their way!
And while we are talking about military children… We will be adding a new one to our family in August! Let’s attach that to the list of crazy things we’re doing this summer!
Do you have any tips to help your child adapt to change?
Photo credit to Briony Skerjance of Relish Studios