Category Archives: Military Families

Home is the Sailor…

Our son is coming home!  He has left the sandbox and will be with us soon.  Happy dances all around! It has been a long nine months, but it is finally here.  I thought I would share with you what … Continue reading

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Should We “Celebrate” Memorial Day?

Imagine you waved good bye to your husband as he trudged off to war.  He hah been there before and came home so you were concerned but less than last time.  However, the unthinkable happened and now you are a young widow with a small child who … Continue reading

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Ten Tips on Sending Gifts to Troops

You are a wife and your husband is deployed.  So he knows you are thinking of him, you want to send a box of goodies…what do you send?  Or say you are a mom or dad and your daughter is … Continue reading

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Holidays During Deployment

Holiday deployments are the worst.  Even though there are many family members who are with you and safe–or with someone else and safe, your mind can’t stop wandering back to the one who is in harm’s way. The joy of … Continue reading

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Significance of the Blue Star

The day our son left to go to the Middle East to serve our country, I hung a blue star on our porch wall.  Very few people have mentioned it–if they have even noticed it.  But it significant for us. … Continue reading

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Children Thank Veterans

Veterans lined up.  Children passing by to thank them for their service to our country.  What a great sight! My grandson’s elementary school had a ceremony for veterans today.  He asked his great-granddad to attend.  Daddy (the one in the … Continue reading

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Skype is a Godsend

We spoke with Mason!  He is able to use Skype–so not only did we speak with him; we saw him.  Well, the first time we got to see him in real time.  The second time he was having some trouble … Continue reading

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Deployment!

We knew it was coming.  We dreaded it.  Yet we were proud of our son.  For months I tried not to think about it and didn’t know how I would react to the news of the actual deployment date.  Even … Continue reading

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Learn Patriotism at Home!

Recently I saw a YouTube video entitled  I Fought For You by The Sound Tank. It is an excellent way to start a discussion with your child about our country. Next month on November 11 we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a day set aside … Continue reading

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Military Families–Unsung Heroes

We all know and appreciate the courage and sacrifice of our military forces.  That can never be overstated.  But today I want to talk about the unsung heroes at home.  They have always been there supporting the troops, loving them, … Continue reading

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