HARLINGEN — It’s never been about Gracie Reyes.

It’s always been about her three daughters.

Reyes says she was a regular mom trying to do her best and raise three girls, alongside her husband, Carlos.

“We made it through team work,” she said.

When you become a mom, Reyes said no one gives you a handbook that tells you how to be a parent.

“You just try to do your best and I’ve been blessed because my girls turned out really good,” she said.

That is evident from their many accomplishments.

They’ve gone from little girls to dedicated and intelligent women of service.

Recently, the eldest, Sabrina, 23, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She will earn her graduate degree in aerospace engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June.

Marisa, 21, is currently living in New York where she attends the United States Military Academy at West Point. And Victoria, 20, followed in her older sister’s footsteps and is attending the Naval Academy.

Having all three daughters bound for service was daunting to Reyes.

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