Megan’s book recommendation of the week – “Daddy Will You Miss Me?” by Wendy McCormick
In this book the Dad is going away to Africa for several weeks. His son asks him questions and together they come up with ways that they will still be able to think about and communicate with each other (the wind from Africa coming in to his room each day and brushing his cheek with a good morning kiss). In turn the boy decides to put something away in a box each day to tell and show his Dad when he gets back. It is a gentle story of the challenges of separation and the things you can do to make it easier. It would be a great read before a deployment or during one.
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