Reviews

Book Review: The War At Home, One Family’s Fight Against PTSD

The War At Home: One Family’s Fight Against PTSD By Shawn J. Gourley Most women dream of meeting the man that’s going to sweep them off their feet, take care of them, love them, laugh at their silly antics, and cry with them at sad movies. The man that will be their “happily ever after”.Continue Reading “Book Review: The War At Home, One Family’s Fight Against PTSD”

Parents/Family

The Dad, A Poem

From birth he watched him grow and develop. Showing patience, authority, love and joy. Sharing life’s many ups and downs, With his innocent child, his own little boy.   As each year passed they became closer, With similar tastes, interests and hobbies. Time spent together taught them About each other’s personalities.   The child becameContinue Reading “The Dad, A Poem”

Parents/Family

The Forgotten Parent…The Military Dad

This time of year I always remember mid June 2004, the day my husband and I took our 18 year old son to the recruiter’s office for him to begin his journey to boot camp in San Diego. As we walked away, both with tears running down our cheeks, I was wondering how I wasContinue Reading “The Forgotten Parent…The Military Dad”

Homefront

Memorial Day Poems

  FREEDOM: INDEPENDENCE WASN’T FREE IN THIS LAND OF LIBERTY. THERE’S BEEN A HEAVY COST, THOUSANDS OF LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST, PROTECTING AMERICANS COURAGEOUSLY, FOR FREEDOMS FROM SEA TO SEA.   FOR MORE THAN 200 YEARS FREEDOM’S BEEN PURCHASED WITH TEARS. TEARS OF PAIN, DISTRESS AND GRIEF, TEARS OF JOY, HOPE AND RELIEF.   FREEDOM’SContinue Reading “Memorial Day Poems”