Moving as a Military Child is Positive ... Welcome to Ft. Campbell, KY

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Moving Children all over the World... can be positive!

Can our children survive another move? Yes...  

I am a military spouse; my husband retired in with grown children. Our two girls were moved all over the United States, Germany & Korea. I was raised in a small community just outside Dayton, OH... where no one moved. I heard from friends & family that I would doom my children to failure if I continued to move them year after year. But to me I had no other choice; you see I married Steve who made the Army his career. To me keeping my family as normal & whole as possible was my only goal in life. 

Worrried at times if my family was right... I did my best and I always keep each move with a positive thought:

  • You can be who ever you want in the new school
  • You will meet lots of new friends
  • You will experience a different culture, sites and people that many people will never have the opportunity of experiencing.

As my children grew up they received a variety of memories from our trips and adventures driving & flying to all over the world. I sat down with them a few weeks ago and we were talking about their childhood... I was surprise at how the conversation went. Dana my oldest said she was surprised at how many stories she had to tell about her childhood compared to the average person. Brandy commented that she was surprised at how open minded she was compared to many. She said growing up that she learned being different wasn't a bad thing. That she was more open to change in her life. Dana said that traveling and moving did not stress her at all... it was exciting. All the subjects and comments were positive... Boy I was relieved... that my friend & family were wrong... Moving as a military family turned out to be a happy experience for my children.

So if you are moving to Ft. Campbell, KY or somewhere else... remember you are creating memories that will last a life time! Make it a good memory...

  • Always think positive
  • Let you children be part of the move; you may be surprised how much help they can be
  • Get them a camera; it will keep them busy and you may get some great pictures
  • Give them a map; they can keep track of how much farther and learn map reading skills
  • Just try to have fun... Don't be so stressed

Ft. Campbell, KY/Clarksville is a great place to raise a family! Welcome Home!

I wish you the best 

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Comments (26)

Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Brenda

My friend you do write, very will written blog post's.

Being in the Military, and moven about. Sure does give your family. Lots to learn about other areas of the world.

Give Steve a Salute, and Thank ya for his Service, to our Grand Country!! For me, my friend.

God Bless America

Nov 11, 2008 10:54 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Dale:Thank you for you kind comment and thank you for your service to our country too! I am always happy to see that you visited me... Have a great evening Brenda :)

Nov 11, 2008 11:47 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hello Brenda,
Great posts with very helpful tips. 

Nov 11, 2008 09:53 PM
inactive AR account
Dayton, OH

Hi Brenda!

As a native Daytonian, I'm trying to figure out what community you are referring to. Wright Patterson Air Force Base being the biggest employer in the area, I thought everyone around here was used to the unique advantages that military families bring to Dayton.

I suppose there are those that don't understand all the positives, but it's great that you've been able to pass that positive outlook to your family.



Nov 11, 2008 10:26 PM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Cynthia: Thank you for taking the time to visit & leave me a message! I hope you are having a great day... Brenda :)

Teri: Hello! I am from Kettering, OH... when I grew up I was surprised to find out that Wright Patterson was so close; I was very, very sheltered as a child and was not exposed to things outside my little neighborhood. That is why I enjoyed being a military spouse and exposing my children to the world. I still have family in the Dayton area; so if any of them ever need an agent I will try to send them your way! Thanks for leaving me a comment and I hope you are having a great day...Brenda :)

Nov 12, 2008 02:52 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Brenda

You are a very special, kind of lady. Not all women are cut out to be a wife of a Military man. With all the unknowns that along with it.

I also Salute You, my friend. For standen by the side of Steve, as he served our Grand Country, to keep each and every America. Safe and Free.

Thank you Brenda

Baker Home Inspection and Consulting

Nov 12, 2008 09:10 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Dale: Thank you so much for your very, very kind words... I have done nothing special that hundreds of other wives have done; But thanks again for your touching comments. To me it is the people in the military that have given so much! Have a great evening Brenda :)

Nov 12, 2008 10:18 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Hello! I am very confused... I just received an e-mail alert with such a nice comment on this post ( I deleted ithe e-mail and was going to go to my post to respond)... now that I am on the post the comment is not here. If you have left me a comment please stop back by to make sure that it is here. I love receiving comments and always like to respond back to them... as a thank you and to meet new friends. Thanks again Brenda;)

Nov 13, 2008 02:10 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Brenda

It just could be that someone, sent you an E-Mail. About how they liked this post of yours. But did not leave a comment on the post, it's self.

I have had a few folk's in the pass do that.

Usely when an E-Mail just letten you, know someone lefi you a comment. And you cilck on the name, it takes you too the post.

God Bless America

Nov 13, 2008 09:38 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Dale: Thanks for your help... mystery solved... it was posted on a post that was a Re-Blog. Normally if it is someone's post that I have commented on & will click on it to make another comment but if it is my post I will read it and then go to the post so I can comment. I was very touched by the comment so I went and sent them a personal message. Thank you my friend you are always there to help. Have a good evening and I will try to visit you too! Brenda :)

Nov 13, 2008 10:21 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Brenda this is such a wonderful story of your family, military life and the adventure that your husband's career lead you and the family. I believe allot has to do with attitude and believing that what you leave behind is good but what is ahead may be even better. Your girls have so many life experienes that will serve them right throughout their whole life.

Our thanks not only to your husband but also to you for being the rock that kept the family focused and on the road and for serving our country.

Nov 14, 2008 10:07 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Carl: Thanks for your wonderful comment and for taking the time to visit me. I feel so lucky to have been part of the adventure that being a military wife offered me... it has made me a better person. Thanks again... Brenda :)

Nov 15, 2008 01:38 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Brenda, we were not a military family but was transferred with Continental Airlines from Denver, to Greensoboro NC and then to here.  You give some great suggestions.  My children did turn out just fine and yes I was asked if the military was moving us (lol).

Nov 17, 2008 08:56 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Marchel: Thank you for your comment... I just wanted to let all the young families that move that it can be a positive experience for their children; you hear so many negative things these days. And thanks I forgot that many people are transferred that are not military... I hope you have a great day and Thanks again! Brenda :)

Nov 17, 2008 09:05 AM
Robin Scott
Robin Scott, REALTOR® - Austin, TX
Broker, REALTOR® - Austin Texas

Brenda, a great post and encouraging for families who move frequently. There is always something to learn.

Nov 19, 2008 01:18 PM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Robin: Thank you so much for stopping by... I alway enjoy reading your comments. I loved moving... Thanks again Brenda :)

Nov 20, 2008 12:16 PM
Frank Bailey Sr.
Keller Williams Realty - Schertz, TX

Brenda, I didn't put 2 and 2 together, I didn't realize you were a product of the many moves associated with serving our country.  Thank you for taking the time out of your life to support.  You are so right in this blog, my son was born in England, and my wife is from England however they followed me through thick and thin to where I was assigned.  I think it's a benefit as they are more open to different cultures of the world.  With me not living in the U.S. for over 19 years, coming back really brought a light to appreciate the country I served for.  And, my family see and understand why, even during this time, how great the U.S.A. is.  We share this as a new experience and adventure.

Nov 22, 2008 02:12 PM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello!Thank you for your service to our great country! I just followed the man I love...I do miss the moves (call me crazy) and seeing how others live. I agree that being away for the U.S. makes you really apreciate what we have! Thanks for visiting my post and leaving such a nice comment! Brenda :)

Nov 22, 2008 02:26 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Brenda

Brenda, my friend

Had to come by to see you on Christmas. Hope you, and your family had a real fine day.

On Christmas day

to you, and your family!

Merry ChristmasGod Bless One and All

Dec 25, 2008 11:43 AM
Brenda Tressler
Crye-Leike Realtors - Clarksville, TN

Hello! I am late repling... thanks for the greeting; I just love Santa on the bull. Have a great day! Brenda

have a great day

Mar 27, 2009 03:52 PM