Archives for the ‘Featured’ Category

A Holiday Hallmark Hasn’t Commercialized

By • Nov 11th, 2010 • Category: Featured

As most of you know today is Veterans Day. As I began thinking about the day and all the veterans who have served our country and those who have lost their lives, I realized it one of the only holidays that the greeting card manufacturers and retailers haven’t commercialized. I have seen some Veterans Day […]



Glued to the Internet

By • Sep 29th, 2010 • Category: Featured

I certainly have a love/hate relationship with the Internet when my husband is gone, especially with this deployment. As if I don’t spend enough time on the computer at work, I come home and after dinner I scour the Internet for information on my husband’s battalion and unit. I check message boards, the news, the […]



A Prayer for Our Combat Troops

By • Sep 14th, 2010 • Category: Featured

A friend of mine from the gym, Susan, always asks about my husband. I hadn’t seen her in quite a while but she recently started attending one of my staple classes again. So being a military brat herself and a mom of an Air Force pilot, she asked how he was doing a few weeks […]



The Nightmare Continues

By • Sep 3rd, 2010 • Category: Featured

Today we learned about another Marine from my husband’s battalion that gave the ultimate sacrifice. The battalion continues to send out official emails, but this one I knew was coming. This time my reaction was a bit different. I felt that I had to look online to find out what happened, to make this Marine […]



Facing the Reality of War

By • Aug 31st, 2010 • Category: Featured

This afternoon I received an email from my husband’s battalion regarding a fallen angel. My eyes welled up with tears and I had to immediately get off the phone with a co-worker. I realize this is a reality of war, but nothing hits home more than someone from Mike’s battalion losing their life for our […]



My Deployment Companion

By • Aug 26th, 2010 • Category: Featured

She has been through 5 deployments with us and always takes it like a champ. She might mope a day or two after her hero in uniform is gone, but she quickly picks up her head and begins to take on the pack leader’s job. She makes coming home at night a little easier. And […]



I Hired a Landscaper

By • Aug 18th, 2010 • Category: Featured

I finally took the advice of my husband, family and friends this deployment and agreed to reach out for help. I hired a landscaper to take care of the yard while my husband is gone and it wasn’t easy. In fact, it took my husband telling me numerous times and my father-in-law recommending I get […]



Three Weeks In & Already Dreaming About the Homecoming

By • Aug 12th, 2010 • Category: Featured, Uncategorized

Unfortunately my blog hiatus is over. Not because I don’t like blogging, but because Mike is officially deployed again. There is something about blogging about deployment when he is home that is just too overwhelming for me. But don’t worry. We have 6 more long months of this. This time we face our 4th deployment […]



Memorial Day Isn’t Just Another Day Off

By • May 26th, 2010 • Category: Featured

Prior to marrying my husband, who is a United States Marine Corp infantry captain, Memorial Day was just another day off to me.  A day to plan picnics and spend time with friends and family. However, after two tours in Iraq and getting ready to leave for his second tour in Afghanistan, the day has […]



5 Positive Things About Deployment

By • Apr 15th, 2010 • Category: Featured

Okay, so I have been trying to think positively about deployment since it continues to lurk in the dark corner. Here is about all I could muster up. 1. Getting the bed to myself. While it might take me a month to get use to sleeping without him, I eventually start taking up the entire […]




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