Willie Banks III, voted Military Child of the year

March 22, 2010 | Categrory: military families, military kids

click here to read http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/03/post_99.html about Willie, age 10 and why he was voted Miltiary child of the year. When you read the article you will see why this young man was a wonderful choice. He has a solid set of values and lives by them. He adapts to the struggle , and protects those he loves. What more could anyone ask? Check out his story.

I love stories about our young people who make us know that the next generation has all the potential needed to move forward well.
What a wonderful forward thinking father,to write those letters to his son. I have used this blog several times to encourage parents to write real letters to kids. This was a little different, as Willies’ Dad knew he would not be around to raise him, but even if we are, letters mean so much and can be a special keepsake for a lifetime.

Congratulations Willie! I love how you protect your family, trust in God, make your grades count, and role model Military Children. You will be a man that God uses in a mighty way, we are sure of that !

Paula and I plan to send a set of signed books to Willie and his little sister. There are thousands of children represented by Willie. These children deserve your recognition during April’s month of the Military Child. Think of ways to let them know you support them!

This is a kid, like many of our kids that can truly say “We Serve Too!”