“Our daddy’s a real-life superhero”

We know we are a little late, but we’d love to share this beautiful celebration of Military Children’s Month, which was celebrated across the country (and right here in Devine) this past April.
“April is the month of the military child, and these are my military children…with their real-life superhero,” said Nannette Rizo, who shared this beautiful picture of husband Joey Rizo and family.
Rizo recently returned home from a deployment just this past February and by the smiles on those little faces–it looks like everyone’s happy to have daddy home! Rizo is a 2008 graduate of Devine High.
Nannette also shares,“The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it’s almost impossible to destroy. It’s an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It’s 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.
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children 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, and that education doesn’t only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences.”