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Inspiring Musical Tribute to Our Troops & Vets-Dick Wagner


"To all the warriors and veterans, and to all men and women in uniform who continue to serve, I salute you with this song!" Dick Wagner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgGzq9zZxUY

Helpful resource for grieving children and families‏‏‏‏‏


Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know about a resource that may be helpful in reaching out to grieving kids and families. I myself lost my father at the age of 12, and noticed that there was a lack of realistic books geared towards kids and tweens who go through this kind of tragedy. Recently I wrote a short ebook entitled "In Memory of Dad". The story itself is fictional, but it is based on real experiences I went through after losing my own father. There is also an afterword included which talks about grief and how to deal with it in a healthy way.



I woud like to take a moment to extend my sincere condolences and to offer these words of comfort to every family member (especially every mother) who lost a loved one as a result of the recent helicopter bombing and crash in Afghanistan. My prayer for each of you is that in the midst of your grief, God's comfort will surface and provide a balm of healing to your broken hearts.

When God permits suffering, He also provides comfort. Only in the mercy of God can we find comfort for our pain and peace for our troubled hearts. (Bill Crowder, Our Daily Bread, Sept. 2011)



]I'd just like to express my sincere condolences to any family members of the military personnel and civilians who lost their lives in the recent suicide bombing at the military installation in Yemen. My heart and my prayers go out to each of you, especially the mothers. God bless you and strenghten you all during this time of loss and sadness.

Tips for Pre-Deployment


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While You Were Away


101 Tips for MIlitary Families is a blog to continue to support families experiencing absence and/or deployment. When I first came up with the idea for the books, I was doubtful that I could come up with 101 tips and now, unbelievably, I have written 3 tips books and have written over 500 tips for military families!
I hope that my tips, suggestions and ideas provide you with support, some laughter and strengthen you in times when you feel you have nothing left to give!

Families Separated by War - "Togetherness In Our Apartness"


Picture in your mind’s eye, a 4 year old blond-haired, blue-eyed little
girl. Her blonde hair she got from her Mommy and her blue eyes from her
Daddy. Her hair is usually in Pony Tails, because that’s her Daddy’s
favorite way that she wears it.
Bedtime has always been a very special time for her and her Daddy. It
was her“Daddy Time” and his “Baby Girl Time”. It was time set aside
just for the two of them.
Every night, her Daddy would put her to bed, tuck her in and read her a

Spouses dealing with a Family member with PTSD


Ok I am posting this cause I am having trouble finding any help for actual SPOUSES that must deal with their husbands/wives that have PTSD. The anger the depression the being scred of saying something and then the spouse going out of control. So plz if there are any support post or anything plz tell me cause I could sure use some help in dealing with this issue.

thoughts on a son returning from war


I’d like to share this video story of the beginning of my son’s journey home after two long deployments in Iraq’s Triangle of Death. Here’s the YouTube link:


Depressed Spouses of Veterans


As much as you may want your soldier spouse to return home, the actual return can be difficult. If your spouse is wounded, suffering from traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder, it may feel like you got back a different partner than the one who went away, and family life may be difficult. Wives and husbands of armed services members are at high risk for depression under these circumstances.


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