It can be tough for mothers and parents out there in accepting that their children would want to pursue in the military. You might have never dreamed of them to pursue it since you would know that the operations there are quite dangerous and some could die. This affects many parents out there including Christian mothers. However, you can survive it by knowing some tips. Here are tips for survival on Christian military moms and parenting.
You continue supporting your child. Remember that parents should support what their kids become when they grow. If that person wants to become part of military unit, then you show some support. It may be hard as you are scared at what happens to them but that is not your calling as it is theirs. To encourage them is much better so they do not feel a heavy heart.
Try not to get impatient. Deployment may take how many months and assuming that your son or daughter comes home sooner will only make you worry even more. A parent might even expect a phone call at any moment and that should not be the case. Most troops get busy at operations that they hardly have time to call so you need to understand as well.
Rejoice when you can both contact through technology or meet at some point. Maybe you take time for granted and you should be spending a lot of time with them once they are available. Indeed, you may get emotional in meeting them after so long. However, you should embrace happy memories instead of sorrow there as that is what these troops would want too.
Never ever share certain details at others about where these people go. For example, you may have posted online that you miss him after being stationed somewhere and for whatever reason that is. However, you have to remember that other people could read your post and it becomes bad for some of their hideouts and stations to be identified. Leaking info is committed there.
When there are awards or a ceremony, you should know that it is protocol of you to stay present. This is where you have to show your appreciation and support for them. Not being there may have them to be sad since parents are meant to stay supportive. You congratulate them for all their hard work.
You cannot forget in praying daily and frequently. As Christians, you naturally have a strong faith for God. You ask for His guidance to take care of your sons and daughters. You cannot predict what can happen if they might die. However, praying is powerful and God would surely hear you there. God always has a plan in mind and He would not abandon anyone.
You need to adjust in living without them often. Remember that you cannot expect these individuals to be with you always. Grieving the whole time will never make it better anyway. You better get busy with work and continue living. First timers may suffer but you must know that you get the hang of it later on.
Get some support with your other friends. You never have to feel lonely all the time because you can spend time with friends. Mothers who keep on being worried shall miss their children even more. You could even hang out with other mothers who have kids that are similar to yours in career.