First-grade class writes letters of support for mom being deployed

Angelica Brager is a mom of two and a soldier with the Iowa National Guard.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 6:54 PM
Updated: Dec 1, 2017 10:26 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Angelica Brager is a mom of two and a soldier with the Iowa National Guard.
“I was excited yet with mixed emotions. The hardest is being away from my family,” Brager said.
Brager heads out in less than a week to be deployed for the first time.
“Holidays are always a rough time for some people and being away from them for the first time over Christmas is going to be pretty tough,” Brager said.
Her kids are feeling the same emotions.
“Sad, and I’m going to miss her a lot,” Mia, her daughter, said.
“I've been telling my friends my mom's going to Afghanistan and I’m kind of going to miss her a lot,” Jayden, her son, said.
To try to ease the sadness, Mia's first-grade class at Roosevelt Elementary decided to write Brager letters of support.
“We writed thank you for your service and thank you for serving our country,” Mia said.
The letters were met with much appreciation.
“It made my heart so full and happy to know that their classmates are talking to them about it and how proud they are of their mom, and it makes me really happy,” Brager said.
This will be Brager's first time being away from her family during the holidays and yet her two kids are counting on their classmates and themselves to make it through.
“I love the Army and we support it and we love it a lot,” Jayden said.
“I'm going to try to stay strong with her being away,” Mia said.

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