DEFENCE KIDS GET LONELY WHEN PARENTS AWAY
MY dad is in the army and had to go away for work. It feels lonely when my daddy is away. Sometimes I cry at night because I miss him so much. I get sad because I don’t want him to go away because I love him so much but he has to go for work.
It is different when dad is not here. It feels like one spot is missing, at the table, in the car or when we go to the movies. We are not a whole family when daddy is away. We still love him even though he is away. I am proud that he is in the Australian Army and he can help people.
Year 3, Annandale State School