Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Deployment: A Submariner Wife’s Perspective 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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A 2nd Chance at Life: Hawaii’s Ballistic Missile Warning

It's been a pretty emotional couple of days here in Hawaii. Saturday morning at 8:08 (which just so happens to be our area code), Hawaii was woken to the Emergency Alert System blasting our cell-phones with a terrifying alert! Road alerts were flashing the warning. Sirens were blaring. The news announced the bomb threat. Twitter,… Continue reading A 2nd Chance at Life: Hawaii’s Ballistic Missile Warning

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What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays

Family Friday My husband missed our sons Birthday. He didn't get to see the kids in their Halloween costumes this year. He missed Thanksgiving. He will miss seeing the sparkle of our lights and their excited glowing faces on Christmas morning. We will ring in the New Year without him. The list goes on and on....special… Continue reading What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays

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Honoring and Remembering

Bury Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, groups across the globe coordinate with wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all of the 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. Locally, here in Hawaii, the kids and I partnered with Wreaths Across America to fill our Punchbowl… Continue reading Honoring and Remembering

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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!

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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