Be Safe Love Mom

Author : Elaine Lowry Brye
ISBN : 9781610395229
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 31.23 MB
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When you enlist in the United States military, you don't just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an “Army brat” turned military wife and the mother of four officers—one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she's endured countless teary goodbyes, empty chairs at Thanksgiving dinners, and sleepless hours waiting for phone calls in the night. She's navigated the complicated tangle of emotions—pride, worry, fear, hope, and deep, enduring love—that are part and parcel of life as a military mother. In Be Safe, Love Mom Elaine braids together her own personal experiences with those of fellow parents she's met along the way. She offers gentle guidance and hard-earned wisdom on topics ranging from that first anxious goodbye to surrendering all control of your child, from finding comfort in the support of the military community and the healing power of faith to coping with the enormous sacrifices life as a military mother requires. Readers looking for encouragement and hard-to-come-by information as they travel the challenging road of having a child in uniform will find Elaine a wise and trusted friend, and Be Safe, Love Mom an essential handbook to membership in a strong and special sisterhood.
Category: Family & Relationships

Be Safe Love Mom

Author : Elaine Lowry Brye
ISBN : 9781610395229
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 57.42 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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When you enlist in the United States military, you don't just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an “Army brat” turned military wife and the mother of four officers—one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she's endured countless teary goodbyes, empty chairs at Thanksgiving dinners, and sleepless hours waiting for phone calls in the night. She's navigated the complicated tangle of emotions—pride, worry, fear, hope, and deep, enduring love—that are part and parcel of life as a military mother. In Be Safe, Love Mom Elaine braids together her own personal experiences with those of fellow parents she's met along the way. She offers gentle guidance and hard-earned wisdom on topics ranging from that first anxious goodbye to surrendering all control of your child, from finding comfort in the support of the military community and the healing power of faith to coping with the enormous sacrifices life as a military mother requires. Readers looking for encouragement and hard-to-come-by information as they travel the challenging road of having a child in uniform will find Elaine a wise and trusted friend, and Be Safe, Love Mom an essential handbook to membership in a strong and special sisterhood.
Category: Family & Relationships

Be Safe Love Mom

Author : Elaine Brye
ISBN : 9781610395212
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 23.72 MB
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When you enlist in the United States military, you don't just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an "Army brat" turned military wife and the mother of four officers—one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she's endured countless teary goodbyes, empty chairs at Thanksgiving dinners, and sleepless hours waiting for phone calls in the night. She's navigated the complicated tangle of emotions—pride, worry, fear, hope, and deep, enduring love—that are part and parcel of life as a military mother. In Be Safe, Love Mom Elaine braids together her own personal experiences with those of fellow parents she's met along the way. She offers gentle guidance and hard-earned wisdom on topics ranging from that first anxious goodbye to surrendering all control of your child, from finding comfort in the support of the military community and the healing power of faith to coping with the enormous sacrifices life as a military mother requires. Readers looking for encouragement and hard-to-come-by information as they travel the challenging road of having a child in uniform will find Elaine a wise and trusted friend, and Be Safe, Love Mom an essential handbook to membership in a strong and special sisterhood.
Category: Family & Relationships

Battles Of The Heart

Author : Tracie Ciambotti
ISBN : 9781449730338
Genre : Religion
File Size : 69.90 MB
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""What happens to our natural instinct, as a mother, to protect our child when he or she is ordered to one of the most dangerous places in the world? What gets us through the day? How do we survive?"" Tracie Ciambotti Tracie's son, Josh, enlisted in the Army two days after he graduated from high school in 2005. Five months later he was on his way to Baghdad and the reality of war began to sink into the depths of Tracie's heart. She had no idea "when" or "if" she would ever see her son again. As the weeks passed, fear became the master of her days. Josh had received the best training in the world for his new job as a combat soldier with the United States Armed Forces, but Tracie had none for her role as the mother of a service member. While her son was fighting a war in Iraq, she was marching-unaware and unprepared-into her own battle at home. "Battles of the Heart" reminds us that freedom is not free. Every American needs to understand the sacrifices that military families endure for our freedom. Journey through two deployments and discover along with Tracie how to survive the challenges that military families face daily.
Category: Religion

Love You More Than You Know

Author : Janie Reinart
ISBN : 9781598510553
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.89 MB
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In these personal stories, 45 Ohio mothers open their hearts and share what it feels like when your son or daughter leaves home to fight a war.Some were stunned to learn one sunny afternoon that their "baby" had enlisted in the Marines. Others had long been familiar with military life. But all knew their life had just changed the day their child called and said, "Mom, I'm being deployed . . ." They discovered the strange mix of pride and fear. The anxiety of not knowing exactly where in Iraq or Afghanistan your son is, whether your daughter is facing mortar fire or enduring heat and boredom. Elation at the arrival of the briefest postcard or email message. The daily dread, when returning home from work or a trip to the grocery store, of seeing a government car in the driveway and two soldiers at the door . . .Any parent who reads these stories will feel their power--and will gain a greater understanding of the sacrifice made by parents as well as their children in our military service.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mom S Field Guide

Author : Sandy Doell
ISBN : 1932311203
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 38.48 MB
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When the author's son was deployed to Iraq in 2004, she felt overwhelmed with fear and anxiety. After thousands of hours of research and her own first-hand experience along with many lessons she learned from other military families, she wrote Mom's Field Guide: What You Need to Know to Make It Through Your Loved One's Military Deployment."
Category: Family & Relationships

My Air Force Mom

Author : Mary Lee
ISBN : 9781602473416
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 56.19 MB
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This picture book explores customs and courtesies of military culture through a child's eyes. A winner in the Children's Fiction Category of the 73rd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition, 'My Air Force Mom' is unique. This picture book explores customs and courtesies of military culture through a child's eyes. Author Mary Lee takes your child along with her fictional character Susie on a journey of discovery. From military uniforms through a military child's ?rite of passage? full circle to Susie's development of a sense of pride and patriotism in our country. 'My Air Force Mom' shows children that the military offers careers to women as well as men. It gives military moms and dads a book to help their young children begin to understand military life. 'My Air Force Mom' gives civilian parents a tool to explain mysteries of military life to their children. Answers to a child's curiosity are found in 'My Air Force Mom.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Psalm 91 Military Edition

Author : Peggy Joyce Ruth
ISBN : 9781616387082
Genre : Religion
File Size : 28.83 MB
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A Place of Total Protection in Times of Danger Protecting our country is a dangerous job. But there is a place in God--a secret place--for those who want refuge. Written specifically for military men and women and their loved ones, Psalm 91 Military Edition explains God’s covenant of refuge and hope using stories and testimonies that demonstrate His protection of soldiers.
Category: Religion

A Prayer Journey Through Deployment

Author : Donna Mull
ISBN : 9781414115634
Genre : Families of military personnel
File Size : 45.9 MB
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When a soldier serves, so does the family. Donna Mull saw that statement on the shirts some military wives were wearing at a Fourth of July parade as they marched with their husbands. Suddenly, that statement had become personal. She had heard stories about mothers whose faithful prayers had changed lives. When her son received his orders for deployment to Iraq, she wanted to be one of those mothers. Equally motivated by love and pain, Ms. Mull embarked on a year-long journey of prayer, writing weekly devotionals that focused on the specific needs of soldiers and their families. She then forwarded them to friends and family, who used them as springboards for their own prayer times. If you have a loved one in the military, chances are you are engaged in a battle of your own. Will your loved one survive? Will you? How will you cope while your soldier is away? When your soldier returns, will he or she be changed?
Category: Families of military personnel

Called To Serve

Author : Tony Monetti
ISBN : 1572934581
Genre : Religion
File Size : 34.17 MB
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In Called to Serve, thirty encouraging chapters pinpoint the spiritual needs of the military family in real-life stories drawn from twenty-three years of military experience.
Category: Religion