Blog from the founder of the charity Little Troopers. Military wife and mum sharing thoughts and feelings of being a British Armed Forces family.

Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. We provide fundamental resources, initiatives and events to ease and aid repeated separation periods aiming to keep parent and child connected and bonded even when miles apart

8 May 2015

Why do you do it?

As a family we are on the move again this feels like we have only just unpacked our boxes but 2 years flys by it seems in a flash so I am digging out the parcel tape once again.

We are in the window where you have requested a house on an online system your husband/wife isn't quite sure how to work, you are eagerly waiting to be allocated a house where your furniture won't fit, you will need a whole new set of blinds and your life will just look very different in just 10 weeks.

I was on the phone to a journalist this week doing an interview and she asked me a question which I haven't contemplated before and it really made me think "Why do you do it"

Blimey...erm.....umm.... Why do I do it?

I live this life because...I chose to be a soldier when I left school and it lead me to my husband, I now choose to support my husband and his job choice because it makes him who he is, if I made him leave before he was ready I'm not sure he'd still be the same person?

Why do I run the charity? I dedicate all my spare time outside my job to the charity because I so believe in all the Little Troopers, I so believe the little things count....I can not single handily make every service child happy and I can't take away the unique challenges they face but I know this charity can make a difference , even if just a small one, its a worthwhile difference.

We will all have different reasons for 'doing this' but we are all in this together and stronger people because of this life, it is only speaking to people with no experience of the military it highlights how alien it is to many.

Have a watch of this reiterates why 'I'm doing this' for my soldier and for all the Little Troopers.

Here's to another successful summer for all of us who are onto new chapters and for My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures with some VERY exciting times ahead!

Louise xxx

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