Category Archives: Your Story

Everyone has a story. Sometimes we forget that our story might inspire someone else. When we’re in the midst of living it we don’t consider how it might encourage others. Right here is where we change that and share the stories that others have shared with me so that I can tell them to you.

Sub Wife Life, The Early Years

I’m what they call “seasoned” in the Navy spouse world.  We’ve been married for more than 16 years and my husband, whom I’ve known since before he joined the Navy, has almost 20 years in service.  Even though I often … Continue reading

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Smiles and Tears

Days ago, as I looked around at a glorious Pacific Northwest day, knowing that I’ll be leaving all of this beauty behind in less than a year, I realized something.  It is okay to mourn and be happy. I tend … Continue reading

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Asking Questions for Awareness

Today begins National Infertility Awareness Week.  This is not an issue that has directly impacted me.  It has been part of the lives of friends and family, though.  Their stories are ongoing or have ended in any variety of ways.  … Continue reading

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Gail’s Story: Secrets

***Trigger warning*** This post contains a true story of incest and sexual assault.  Practice self care, if you need to.   “I thought for the longest time that a dad was supposed to do that to his daughter.” That’s the … Continue reading

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When They Google Me

I’m a mom.  I’m a writer.  Sometimes these two pieces of me go together swimmingly.  The kids provide me with lots of material, which is kind of them.  Other times, though, I worry about my honest approach to writing. What … Continue reading

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Michelle, A Belly Dancer

Empowered.  Beautiful.  Joyful.  These are just some of the adjectives I would use to describe Michelle.  I met her a few years ago and was immediately drawn to her animated smile and open heart.  She’s simply a lot of fun … Continue reading

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Highlighting Your Story

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day for family, friends, and food.  It’s a day, in my mind, for thinking back on what is good in my life and looking forward to what’s to come.  It’s a day of grandparents sharing tales … Continue reading

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