A Green Light for Mom

A Boy’s Journey through a Deployment

by Jayden M. Semotan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/21/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781532071775
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781532071782

About the Book

In April of 2017, Jayden M. Semotan’s life changed greatly. After learning his mom was being deployed for more than six months, he had so many questions. Would she die? Would she go to war? As a nine-year-old boy, he didn’t know how to handle his feelings. Having his mom deployed was very different than having his dad go. A Green Light for Mom chronicles his journey of emotions, frustrations, and struggles as he survives the challenges of a parent’s deployment. Jayden tells how he experienced significant life events without having his mom to share them with, like his first double-digit birthday, travels to Florida with only his dad, graduating from fourth grade, and all the ups and downs of his sports involvement. Jayden also shares how he and his dad had an opportunity to travel to the other side of the world to see his mom. In the end, Jayden realizes he can overcome tough times. He learns that true strength comes from family.

About the Author

Jayden M. Semotan was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, March 12, 2008. His mother, Tina, has been in the Air Force for more than twenty years. He plays football, baseball, swims, plays video games, and works out with a trainer to get stronger. He enjoys traveling to national monuments and vacationing in Florida with family.