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Open Letter To A Soldier’s Wife

Today, I met your mother in law. She gushed on and on about her son (stationed where we just left), her grandson (still in your womb), and how amazing we military families are. In the same breath, she leaned forward, asking with the fear of a mother for her child, “Has your husband deployed?” I […]

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Dear H-E-B, I Love You …

   “I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion.” — John Steinbeck Texans are many things: independent, tough, proud, and, above all, loyal. How many others can say they know their state bird, reptile, tree, and flower […]

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A Love Letter to Tricare

When I married into the military, I wasn’t thinking about the perks. Mostly, I was thinking about the challenges, such as long separations and frequent moves. However, there are benefits to being a military dependent.  I totally married my husband for the 10 percent discount at Lowe’s.  (Actually, I do get a lot of happiness out […]

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I Need Time Away From My Kids, and I Will Not Feel Guilty About It

I love my children. I love their spunk, their personalities, their joy at the little things, their unpredictability, and their curiosity for the world. But, honestly, I cannot spend every minute with them. The same things I love about them also can become the things that make me want to hide in my bathroom (which […]

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