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Military Mother Highlights The Difficulties Of Military Children In Heart-Warming Letter

Sadly, while many people understand and respect the sacrifices of America’s servicemen and servicewomen, the family members left behind are often forgotten. One military mother, Jessica Appelberg, recently attempted to show how difficult it is to be both a mother and wife to her partner, who is currently serving in the military.

Ms. Appelberg is the mother of two children, a 2-year-old boy named Cole and a 4-month-old girl named Kate. To commemorate Military Child Month, Ms. Appelberg composed a heart-warming letter for her children to read when they are older.

The long letter addresses the struggles of being a military mother and military child with Mrs. Appelberg writing: "Your dad chose to enlist. I chose to marry him knowing that we were facing a tough road ahead, but the two of you had no say," the letter says. "An accident by birth made the two of you military brats. A role that you would both handle with grace in the way that's made your dad and I proud."

This heart-warming message comes at a difficult time in her children’s life. Mrs. Appleberg realizes her children’s inability to comprehend exactly why their father is not always with them and hopes that her letter will help them understand the incredible sacrifice their father has made for them. Mrs. Appleberg mentioned that she likes to use different reward methods, such as Hershey’s kisses, to count down the days until their father returns, making the wait only slightly more bearable for her two children.

As soon as Mrs. Appleberg posted the letter online, it instantly went viral, receiving a huge amount of support and attention, particularly from other military mothers in a similar position. Mrs. Appleberg has revealed that this heartfelt letter was not only written for her two children, but for other military families who have to face the reality of living without their husband or father.

Mrs. Appleberg commented a supportive message, stating “…hang on, rely on your community, don’t be afraid to ask for help from others around you because people are willing to lend a hand.” Mrs. Appleberg hopes that when her children are old enough to read the letter, they will understand the meaning of their father’s immense sacrifice for their family and country.

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