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Posted on Dec 1, 2014
COL Doctoral Candidate In Emergency Management
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CPT Aaron Kletzing
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"...the military is at most a 20 to 30-year commitment, but your children are a lifetime commitment." Amen.

This piece you shared with us is full of golden truths of life. Thanks, COL (Join to see).
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MAJ Chief, Occupational Health Sciences
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I truly appreciate the original and many follow-on posts about this topic. My husband and I are dual military - thinking about having children produces both joy and fear in my heart. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
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SPC(P) Jay Heenan
SPC(P) Jay Heenan
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MAJ (Join to see), I am sure you both will be terrific parents! Any 'bad' things that kids do, can never come close to all the positives that they bring into your life.
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LTC John Shaw
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MAJ (Join to see) Have faith in yourself, your husband and the service to do the right thing. Most the time this will happen and you will figure out how to make the kids and the service work. Blessings to you, you sound like you'all with make great parents!
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MAJ Chief, Occupational Health Sciences
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Thank you for the kind words and encouragement, gentlemen. I truly do look forward to children someday.
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CPT Aaron Kletzing
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COL (Join to see) -- this is beautifully written, if you don't mind me saying. Wonderful thoughts and advice that you shared with all of us. I do not yet have kids, but reading your piece here made me pause and think about what kind of dad I want to be when/if that time comes. Your piece here also helped me better understand the parental demands facing people I know who do have children.

I most appreciated this statement you made: "Tell them you love them every day and hug them every chance you get. Even when “correcting” or “disciplining” make sure it is coming from love and not from anger..."

Thanks again, COL (Join to see)!
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