Tag Archives: love

The One About Pre-Deployment Leave…

Jake was given seventeen days of leave before deployment. We’d spent six days at my family’s house, and then six days with the proper Brocks, all in Central NY. ┬áThe final five days we spent in Oak Island, NC, in … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop the Madness

  As I sit down to write this post, I’m mentally running through how each group of people reading this may or may not respond to whatever I write. Some of the imagined responses contribute to my pride. Others contribute … Continue reading

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Sometimes To Stay Alive You Gotta Kill Your Mind

  I slung the diaper bag over my shoulder, along with my ebony Guess purse, the double set of straps weighing on my arm. James, the toddler Jake and I were babysitting over night, was all set and ready to … Continue reading

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Holding Onto You

I was driving to pick up Jimmy from school, and I was crying. I mean, I know I tend to cry about pretty much everything (I had the perfect cup of coffee the other day that tasted somewhere between heaven … Continue reading

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In Light of Great Things

I sat out on the back porch of my home in the Shire, stopping mid-sentence in writing a prayer out to God in order to savor the weather, which was a clean sunshine and an even cleaner wind. The trees … Continue reading

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Oh, Lord

So, this summer has thus far been one of the most painful, difficult, and uncomfortable summers I’ve ever had. But already I can see God using the difficult conversations, the painful scars (both physical and emotional), the separation, the spiritual … Continue reading

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So Be It

It wasn’t the first time I’d sat on my bed at two in the morning, photographs and books and albums strewn across the surface of the covers. I’d packed up three boxes of books until I’d run out of packing … Continue reading

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