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My dad died of cancer a little more than five months after this photo was taken.  I traveled home from school to spend Easter Sunday with him, my mom was working in the hospital in ICU...

“I call the backseat!” Pushing my way through the open car door, leaping over the middle seat, I threw myself into the rear-facing third row of our baby blue 1971 station wagon. With less than...

My husband and I had a day date. Not the sexy kind of afternoon rendezvous where your order a glass of chardonnay and feel swanky and cool. This was the grown-up kind of date—involving words...

Weekends growing up on base were the best. After playing outside with a bunch of kids in the field, collecting sticks for fort-building, riding bikes, and fishing at the query, all of us on the...

I’d been avoiding it like the plague. I just couldn’t handle the idea of sitting in that chair, facing all the questions. And I was stuck in a wrestling match, deciding if and when I...

I think everyone needs one person. I have been blessed for over three-fourths of my life to have two. I was lucky to meet them in the fifth grade when my Dad’s job in the...

It feels like it has been forever, but also like it was just yesterday. It’s the halfway mark of the military deployment, and it goes so fast and yet, oh…so…very…slow…In a nutshell, here’s how it...

Lately, it seems like I have been challenged to do a lot of hard things. Some by choice and others out of lack thereof. Take getting my son, who has bilateral cochlear implants, through his...

It’s almost like having surgery. You are unsure of going in and wake up feeling nervous. Hazy. And when you finally make it to recovery ~you can’t really recall what has transpired. Occasionally there...