When we should also ask, “Where do we find such families?”
When Abby and the kids got to the base, Staff Sgt. Bennethum unbelted Paige and lifted her out of the car. Almost immediately his commanding officer ordered the soldiers to fall in.
“Gotta go,” Staff Sgt. Bennethum said as he joined his fellow soldiers in formation.
What he didn’t realize was that Paige was hot on his heels.
When he got into formation, Paige grabbed onto his right hand and wouldn’t let go.
“I called to her a couple of times, but she wouldn’t budge,” Abby said. “I don’t know if the officers didn’t see her because they were in the back row, or they simply didn’t say anything about her being there.”
“She just wouldn’t let go of him,” she said.
I’d like to think Staff Sgt. Bennethum’s commanding officer saw Paige and decided that her being there was just fine.
It takes a special kind of person to be a military spouse. And perhaps an even more special kind of child to be the son or daughter of a warrior. And let’s not forget the special kind of parent it takes to send their greatest treasures off to defend our country. God Bless them all.
Hat-tip to Don Surber.