This heartwarming and inspiring storybook helps children ages 2-7 thrive despite a parent's lengthy absence. Lily's daddy is deployed for about a billion days. She feels angry, sad, stubborn, and naughty. Her mommy helps Lily understand her emotions and cope with them in healthy ways. With her mommy's steadfast love, Lily finds ways to be happy despite the separating miles; she bikes and swings and plays the piano. She collects mementos in a Memories for Daddy box and adds stickers to a calendar to help count down the days to daddy's return. When the big day finally, finally arrives, she jumps joyfully into her daddy's arms. Lily loves hellos This is a new ALL MILITARY version: daddy wears a generic BDU uniform.