Parents/Family

Survivor’s Guilt vs. Friend’s Remorse

Six years ago during my son’s second deployment his unit suffered many casualties. In my desire to learn how to help him through the vast array of emotions I assumed he’d experience I read several articles. Throughout many of them was the term ‘survivor’s guilt’. A term I’d never heard before it intrigued me. It’sContinue Reading “Survivor’s Guilt vs. Friend’s Remorse”

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”