Brat Facts

I come from this close-knit family of Brats.
Military Brats, that is.

We go through all of the horrors a military family entails. We face the hardships of our parent being gone for many months at a time and having to learn how to be strong without them.
Sometimes. . . It's a nightmare.

But despite all of the troubled skies that we most often have to face, I know I wouldn't trade this life for anything.



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11. Fact 9: Feeling the Deepest, Gut-Wrenching Sympathy for Those Who Have Lost.

I have known people who have lost someone they loved in a battle overseas.

 

And it breaks my heart on so many levels, as does it for many of us Brats.

 

Because I think that many of us always think of what it would be like to be in their shoes; having our mind go to terrible places, wondering how we would ever get through our life if it was our mom or our dad who lost their life over in a combat zone.

 

Whenever I hear Taps play, I can't help but tear up. My stomach flips and a lump forms in my throat that I have to swallow in order not to cry. My heart crumbles.

 

I could never even begin to feel what they were feeling.

 

Each and every one of my aunts and uncles, those still living and those who aren't anymore, are my heroes. Every single one of them.

 

And I pray every night for everyone who's gone over the pond. Whether they are just counting down the days until they set foot on American soil again, or those who might be spending their last night alive.

 

It breaks my heart. 

 

The Brat Life isn't so charmed for a lot of us who have to suffer through it.

 

And that isn't fair.

 

My heart goes out for them, and I pray everyday for them and their families.

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