Families with one or more parents in the military have it tough. After all, even though they can go months without their loved ones, life at home still has to carry on. And Michelle Cherland’s husband Rod knew just what such a situation entailed, as he had had to play both mom and dad to their brood when his wife was deployed.
The Cherlands themselves, meanwhile, live in California. They had first met through a friend and, at that time, there was an instant attraction between the pair. Indeed, Michelle has even described the couple’s very first encounter as being “love at first sight.”