Fort Carson mom writes book to comfort families of deployed service members

Military Matters

A Fort Carson mom is releasing her second book.

Maria Cordova’s first book, The ABCs of the Army, was released in 2017.  

Now she hopes her new book, “Unsung Heroes,” will be another resource for military families. 

“I wrote this book actually two years ago, when [my husband] Chris was deployed from last deployment, and now he’s currently deployed,” Cordova said. “I wrote all my emotions down, how I felt during the day we said goodbye and until he returned home. Obviously during deployments it is difficult. We do sort of wear two hats. We are the mom and the dad and everything else in between. It doesn’t get easier, but we do get stronger.”   

She knows what it’s like, and her kids do too.  

“Kylie and Ella definitely had a lot of input in the book, just by observing them and listening to their feelings,” Cordova said. “It’s not easy to kids.”

“Unsung Heroes” is a lyrical lullaby picture book.

“Adventure still awaits when he’s gone, memories are still made when he’s gone, and we just try to capture that,” Cordova said.  

The aim is to teach kids that it may be hard while they are apart, but the homecoming is oh so sweet.  

You can buy the book at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon. You can also donate a book to a Fort Carson soldier who is currently deployed. There are about 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers serving overseas right now.  

Tap here to buy or donate a book.

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