Remembering on Memorial Day

I’m not one to “recycle” posts, but last Memorial Day I wrote a post on my blog that I plan to re-post each year. Memorial Day 2010 was the first Memorial Day in which I truly understood the meaning of the day and I know it will serve me well to re-read, re-share and re-think myContinue Reading “Remembering on Memorial Day”



This week I watched as total strangers lay to rest their fallen solider from a nearby town in our school district. They had a little girl a year older than our son. The soldier was in my brother in law’s unit. It hit way too close to home. The city lined a major highway whenContinue Reading “Strong”

Homefront Military Kids/Special Needs

What I’d Say

There are two reasons for it, I think. Being a parent, you know, quietly, that your family will go on much longer than your own life. And when someone you love is in the military, you tend to think about mortality even more. You have no choice. Life is nothing if not unpredictable, and thereContinue Reading “What I’d Say”


Word Vomit

How many times have you stuck your foot in your mouth when talking to someone? Raising my hand! I seem to get word vomit a lot, of course I never realize I’m throwing up words, until after the fact. I don’t know why, but I always get really nervous when talking to men in uniform.Continue Reading “Word Vomit”