September 18, 2019

  • Four-year-old boys say “Good Morning, Grandma” with such conviction and a sweet smile, you see no wrong happening in your day,

  • Four-year-old boys make noise, not little noise, but BIG noise, almost every moment they are awake,

  • Four-year-old boys can whist...

May 7, 2019

Every relationship has an “aha” moment, a pivotal moment, the type of moment that can crush you or move you on to the next level. For my Marine and I, it was April, 2008. As a PTSD wife, no one tells you how deep the trauma flows in your veteran. No one tells you how d...

May 6, 2019

Last month after a special lunch with my Dad, my daughter and my son-in-law, I got the surprise of my life.  

My daughter Megan and son-in-law, Rich are both active duty service members. Both in the Navy. Both stationed at NAS, Jacksonville. Two days after this sur...

May 2, 2019

https://acceptyourgifts.podbean.com

Listen to my first interview about my marriage to a combat veteran with PTSD, how we managed our journey through good days and bad; how journaling and writing this memoir has opened up our lives to self-examination, revelation and ren...

February 16, 2019

I didn’t know how much I loved him, until I almost lost him. 


One thing about Facebook posts. The “Memories” feature is a reminder of moments in time, big or small you might forget or even didn’t realize you memorialized until it comes up a year later, or in my case, ye...

December 12, 2018

SELF CARE.

That day you realize your post-traumatic stress syndrome veteran has recovered and you are struggling. As the wife of a PTSD veteran, one of my concerns is that I might have or develop symptoms. The other evening, I stopped at the local Food Lion to pick up c...

July 6, 2018

"I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," Bush writes.

"Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in c...

On the eve of Martin Luther King Day when most of us are just happy to have a three day break from work, many of us are looking back at a man’s legacy of non-violence in the face of racism and wonder how did we end up back in 1955?

     On the 16th of November, after th...

November 13, 2017

Excerpt from: Train’s Coming:  Our Struggle with PTSD

Chapter IV.     “I Don’t Have PTSD, PTSD Has Me…”

I knew nothing about Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. “PTSD”.  I didn't know about Vietnam when as a third grader, my father, a Navy sailor on the USS Bo...

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