My story is about my only son and my wife. That I think he is the strongest boy. At age 2, I as his father, left for the US Marine Corps as a recruiter in the toughest places to recruit. SO I was never home to assist with the family needs nor was I really there for Stephen. Then when he was 4 years old I left to serve in the Iraqi Campaign. So most of his first 6 years of life I was not there. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with a learning disability. Despite the challenges he has faced in his young life, he has had the will power and strength to play soccer and football, and has been very strong even though he was ridiculed because he is a slow leaner. Now he is 13 and I am in Afghanistan again, I feel I am letting him down by not being there. His young childhood is being sacrificed for this country's freedom. It is not just the service members it is the whole family.
I am very proud of him and my family, I know he will be a good leader and a better one than his father. His strength pushes me to do more for him and his sister and mother. I love you son stay strong I will be home soon!
Submitted by Anonymous
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