Last night, we attended a dinner for scholarship recipients sponsored by the Army spouse's club. My 19 year old was going to receive a scholarship.
This kid has overcome a lot. I divorced her father when she was barely in kindergarten. I was a single mom for 8 years when I met my hero. I married the Soldier and less than a year later he deployed to Iraq. The kid and I were home alone and for the first time, she was an only child. When she had just finished her freshman year of high school, we moved her to Hawaii. She had a rough transition. This kid had lived in the same small town in Texas since she was a year old. The move wasn't easy but I've watched her blossom under the care of two loving parents who were able to give her 100% of the love and attention she needed.
She graduated high school last year and started taking classes at the local community college. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA all year at this small school. She won a $2000.00 scholarship last year that covered her classes and so far this year has been awarded $250.00 plus whatever grants she will get from dad being deployed for a year. (Uncle Sam DOES help out once in a while)
Here are some photos from last night's dinner. I couldn't be more proud.
One with proud momma.
And another photo with the proud dad.