Change the World One Life at a Time

"I don't know what your story is, where you've been, what you've done, or what has been done to you.  But I do know from God's Word that you are not here, in this place and this time, by accident.  As you give God your time, your gifts, your resources and talents, he will use … Continue reading Change the World One Life at a Time

PTSD and WIVES

This week are sharing an article written by Susan Barrera previously posted at www.theveteransvoice.com PTSD AND WIVES (by Susan Barrera) I will be writing about wives who are living with their husbands’ PTSD, but since we now have women in combat, I imagine this will also apply to their husbands. It has been my experience that many … Continue reading PTSD and WIVES

Revisiting the Past

I recently had the honor and privilege of visiting the United States Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, NC. My husband had been stationed there several years ago. He had many wonderful memories, but the last time he was there and the circumstances leading up to his departure had been heartbreaking and honestly devastating. The … Continue reading Revisiting the Past

We All Face Challenges

My husband doesn't really enjoy accolades and he'll tell you that he doesn't handle compliments very well, to which I respond, "Get over it, because in this family you're going to get both!" 🙂 This week my husband joined a group of 14 other combat veterans to participate in the Save a Warrior Project hosted … Continue reading We All Face Challenges

Choose To Love

Love is a powerful force. Truly, the most powerful force on the planet. It has caused many to do foolish and crazy things, but many others to do heroic, self-less and life changing acts. There are countless accounts of wartime heroes who save the life or lives of their comrades in arms. Putting their own … Continue reading Choose To Love

Day To Remember ~ Homecoming

YOU KNOW YOU'RE A MARINE MOM... when the final 2 weeks of your countdown seems to last FOREVER!!    Have you ever been involved in a military homecoming?? It is probably the MOST emotional thing I have ever experienced. You start planning for it as soon as your loved one deploys. The months seem to drag by … Continue reading Day To Remember ~ Homecoming

Confessions of a Marine Mom: I’m Enrolled in Retail Therapy

The first time I walked into a Marine Corps Exchange, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.....Marine Corps Mom’s heaven, that is.  I had not laid eyes on my son for months and back in my hometown, there was not a single place of business that sold anything related to the Corps. I … Continue reading Confessions of a Marine Mom: I’m Enrolled in Retail Therapy

When he’s deployed on his birthday

I’m pretty sure most mothers feel the same way as I do about their children’s birthdays.  The date on which they are born will always be ranked right up there with any national holiday if we are asked about its importance. Most children find themselves surrounded by a room full of extended family and friends … Continue reading When he’s deployed on his birthday

Happy Mother’s Day from the Combat Zone

I have a question for all the mothers out there.  What comes to mind when you are asked about your favorite Mother’s Day gift or tradition?  For most of us it is probably something very simple.  Mother’s Day is synonymous with breakfast in bed, hand picked flowers, finger paintings, and sloppy kisses.  Mother’s Day gifts … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day from the Combat Zone

Sleeping With My Cell Phone

I drove two blocks from the house and reached down to pat my left hip, as I have done every time I’ve left my house for the past seven years. I fully expected to feel my cell phone clipped to the waist of my jeans. When I realized that what I felt was simply the … Continue reading Sleeping With My Cell Phone