When I Feel Alone

I make a career of waiting. I am a military wife–hurry up and wait is part of my life.

How do you handle being alone? I am alone a lot. I often wait for my husband to get home after 3 weeks away at a field operation or return from a 6 month deployment. I wait a lot. Add in being a mom–you know how that goes–and I pretty much have to wait for everyone. Patience does not come easily. I wait alone.

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Traditions Build Strong Families: 50 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

We may be wearing flip-flops and eating with chop-sticks, but it’s still Christmas! “The baby Jesus is the most important thing about Christmas,” this sweet one chirps as she snips bits of white paper that litter the floor, “but I still want a Christmas tree. It won’t feel Christmas-y without one.”

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