To the editor:
I was raised in a military family. My dad flew helicopters for the Marine Corps. We moved around…a lot. We never fully developed a sense of belonging or community because as we started to get comfortable we would find ourselves packing up and heading to the next location.
The community of North Kitsap is special. I know this because they keep showing up for our family. On December 24, 2020, our son, Tyler, suffered a broken neck and was paralyzed from the chest down. In our weakest moment, we saw the strength of our family, friends and neighbors.
In this season of thanks, my family wants to recognize our community for its support, generosity and unwavering kindness. In every tragedy, there is a reason to be grateful.