Faith · Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Being a Brave Mom in the Midst of Crisis

Living in Hawaii has been such a blessing! The constant sunny days, the beautiful beaches, the turquoise water, the smells of plumeria and coconuts filling the air...what could be better, right? It might sound like a dream-and some days, it really is. However, even paradise has its downsides. Volcanos erupting, a ballistic missile warning, hurricanes, tropical storms,… Continue reading Being a Brave Mom in the Midst of Crisis

Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Deployment: A Submariner Wife’s Perspective

Deployment...one of the toughest words a military spouse can hear. So many emotions come up when I hear that word: loneliness, stress, loss, fear, sadness, exhaustion... I pride myself on typically being an uplifting and positive person. However, this can be a struggle at times when I'm faced with the extremely difficult task of staying… Continue reading Deployment: A Submariner Wife’s Perspective

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Love Me a Man in Uniform!

Uniform There's just something so sexy, about a man in dress whites. No stains or discoloring, just the brightest of brights! His ribbons are lined up, perfect across his chest. Displayed in a line, the best of the best. He wears a cover, proudly upon his head. A tear by his eye, he tries to… Continue reading Love Me a Man in Uniform!

Family/Motherhood/Military Life

I Survived

Survive 6 months. That's how long I went without seeing my husband. I heard from him a few times. But, unfortunately, communication on submarines is VERY limited. I can go months without hearing from him or getting an e-mail. Going into it, I thought I knew what to expect. We had gone 3 months apart… Continue reading I Survived

Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Mahalo to our Military

; This past week, my son's school had its annual Military Appreciation Day parade and ceremony. It's a day set aside each year to thank those who serve in the military and show appreciation and understanding to the military children at our school. Last year, my husband was deployed during this ceremony so I had… Continue reading Mahalo to our Military