When a parent is serving in the army, many miles away from their families, it can be hard for everyone. There is no question their kids miss their parents greatly, and wish they would be able to make it home for dinner every night. They especially miss their army parent when they aren’t able to make it to important school events.
When 9-year-old Addie Rodriguez was cheering on the sideline for Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas, she was devastated that her dad wasn’t there. Addie’s cheer team had incorporated the dads of the cheerleaders into one of their routines. In the routine, the dads would lift their daughter up on their shoulder.