Deployment/PCS Homefront

Fun Care Package Ideas

Do you ever get stuck on what to send to your loved one that’s deployed? You realize the snacks and hygiene are necessary, but the desire is there to add a little something special, some pizazz. I felt that way during our son’s deployments. I realized he needed the practical, but I wanted him toContinue Reading “Fun Care Package Ideas”

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PTSD- Fighting the Battle Within

“I just want to close my eyes and go to sleep,” he said with a sadness I immediately recognized causing the hair on the back of my neck to stand up.  “I just want to go to sleep and never wake up again.” These are the words my husband spoke to me just a fewContinue Reading “PTSD- Fighting the Battle Within”

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Pregnancy In The Military- Part Two – First Appointments

My first appointment wasn’t necessarily an appointment, it was just my first pregnancy visit to the doctor’s. Having taken a pregnancy test the night before and gotten a positive, I woke early the morning of my birthday to take another test. When I received another positive I was in the waiting room at the clinicContinue Reading “Pregnancy In The Military- Part Two – First Appointments”

Deployment/PCS

Deployment Bracelets

The first time I saw a Memorial Bracelet I was somewhat mesmerized by it. Originally I didn’t know what it was. All I could see was a name and date engraved in it. I could have asked the person wearing it what it was, but by asking I thought I would be crossing some typeContinue Reading “Deployment Bracelets”