06 April, 2012

Dandelions need love too

April is the Month of the Military Child. 

The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. 

Why a dandelion? 
The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it's almost impossible to destroy. The dandelion is an unpretentious plant, yet good looking (except for the habit of being where you least expect it.) 
It's a survivor in a broad range of climates.
Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy, resilient, and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. Ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends. 
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. 
But, that doesn’t happen by accident. 
Behind every military child are military parents working hard to enhance the lifestyle that is handed to our military offspring — even before they can appreciate it. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their heads are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world (and in every color), and that education doesn't only come from school. 
They live history. 
They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences.

Here's to my favorite "dandelions:"

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