Tag: Military Families

When the numbers don’t add up

This coming weekend, we were to have a free informational symposium for military families. It was to be our 5th one. Unfortunately, this event had to be canceled. The registration was so low that it wasn’t feasible to pay the staff to set up and tear down or expect those who were participating to be…
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Christmas music

Have you noticed that some radio stations play non-stop Christmas music from the day after Thanksgiving through the end of Christmas day? Some of you may think this is fantastic. I like Christmas songs, but round the clock for a month gets to be a little much for me. I happen to find a couple…
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April is always my passion month

It seems like every month highlights at least a dozen different causes. I have four things I am passionate about. • Military Families • Autism Early Education • Hurting Teens/Twenty-somethings • Encouraging others The month of April has (among others)… • Autism Awareness • Month of the Military Child • Child Abuse Prevention The month…
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Thankful to be in the USA

Before next Friday’s blog, Thanksgiving will happen. Rather than address thankfulness after the fact, I thought it best to discuss this week. I believe it’s time to stand up and be counted. • I count myself as a blessed wife/mom/grandmother • I count myself as a member of a military family • I count myself…
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15 years

This weekend we remember 9/11 (like we don’t remember it every day, but more so and as a nation this weekend) as it was 15 years ago, on Sunday, that the United States was forever changed. There are a few things that will always stand out in our minds – individually, your first (day of…
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Fireworks Tips for Veterans with Combat Related PTSD

I am seeing a lot of posts about “being aware of veterans around you during the 4th of July.” I agree that if you are aware of a veteran with PTSD in your vicinity, you should NOT aggravate them by shooting off illegal fireworks. Well, you shouldn’t be using illegal fireworks anyway! However, the reality…
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April is always my passion month

It seems like every month highlights at least a dozen different causes. I have four things I am passionate about. • Military Families • Autism Early Education • Hurting Teens/Twenty-somethings • Encouraging others The month of April has (among others)… • Autism Awareness • Month of the Military Child • Child Abuse Prevention The month…
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Happy Birthday USO

Yesterday was the 75th birthday of the United Service Organization (USO). It just so happened to be my regular volunteer shift at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Center, so I got to partake of the cake while I assisted the guests that passed through. Some of you may never have heard of the USO. Many of you…
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We must have hope

Our church (don’t leave me now, hope is relevant to everyone!) is going through a series about telling your story. The theory being that the things you have done, or have happened to you have brought you to the place you are, and there are probably people who could benefit from knowing your experiences and…
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The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day is as different as life and death

I originally wrote this in 2012. It received so many positive comments that I decided to repost it every year, just as it was written then. God bless our troops and their families as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Memorial Day Weekend What will you be doing…
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