Category Archives: Military Mom

How to thank a vet on Veterans’ Day

Today is Veterans’ Day. Sometimes the meaning of these days of recognition get confused. Veterans’ Day – today – we salute all who have served: both during war and peace time – those who are still living. Memorial Day is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Memorial Day

“All gave some; some gave all.” It is Memorial Day weekend, a chance to have a reprieve from work, spend time with family, and, hopefully, enjoy some decent weather. But, Memorial Day means so much more. It is the day set aside to honor … Continue reading

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What is the ultimate sacrifice?

When thinking of our military, the statement “ultimate sacrifice” conjures up thoughts of dying in the line of fire. For those of us not wearing the uniform, that truly does seem to be the ultimate sacrifice. As a military wife … Continue reading

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Why I cried on Mother’s Day

I feel rather silly admitting this, but this morning when I woke up, I cried on Mother’s Day. It really hit me how life has changed. I cried because I am missing my dad, even more with each passing year. I missed the excitement of … Continue reading

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Proud Military Mom

I wrote this article a few years ago, and it was originally published in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine on November 10, 2007. Earlier this week, one of our youngest son’s friends left for the U.S. Air Force-BMT. Late … Continue reading

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