The Dandelion - Flower of the Military Child

April is the month of the military child, and we at Bunnies By The Bay could not let this month pass without acknowledgement and paying respects to these amazing little people.

Being located near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island here in Washington, military families are a part of the communities in which live. We feel deeply for our military families, we see the sacrifices they make, and we respect them for all that they are and all that they do. Some of our very own Bunnies are military spouses, and military children run through the doors of our offices, our stores, and into our hearts on a regular basis. We see what makes them special.

The official flower of the military child is the dandelion, and here is why:

Dandelions put down roots almost anywhere and it is almost impossible to destroy. It is an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It is a survivor in a broad range of climates.

Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the Military, planted swiftly and surely. They’re ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.

Military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. They have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are. That a good friend can be found in every corner of the world.

They learn that to survive means to adapt. That the door that closes one chapter of their life opens to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences.

We send our love and glad dreams to military children all over the world, this month, this day, and every day. They didn't choose this life, it chose them, but they sure do bloom, are we are so grateful that they do!




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