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5
Dec

Letter to a friend whose husband is deployed

Letter

Dear Oldest Friend,

It’s been a few months since your husband left again for Afghanistan.

The last time he was gone, something bad happened, but it was the kind of bad that could have been worse. He was lucky to have escaped with minor injuries, and you were fortunate to not receive that visit.

In the few months since he’s been gone this time around, I’ve written you two emails.

Maybe it’s because I see your posts on Facebook, now and then, and you seem fine enough. Read more »

17
Apr
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Resenting the Deployed

[cross-posted at my personal website]

I found this search term in my website stats today:

“resenting husband for being deployed”

If you copy and paste it into a search field, one of the results to turn up is a blog post written by a woman who resents her traveling husband for spending a lot of time away from home. A military spouse Read more »

11
Sep
America

Sept. 11 Taught Us, but Maybe Not the Right Things

–by Kristen Tsetsi

It’s been ten years since the sunny Tuesday morning when terrorists used airliners as giant missiles, and the question being asked Read more »

28
Aug
(Photo from Glittarazzi.com)

Are the Faces of Joining Forces the Right Ones?

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Last night, while watching TV, I caught (not for the first time) the Joining Forces ad featuring Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. Read more »

14
Aug
A link in the chain is a link to friends and family

“Message in a Bottle” Effort Offers New Opportunity to Reach out to Friends and Family of Fallen

[Press Release]

Americans have long wanted to express their gratitude and their sympathies to the friends and families of the fallen. Now they can. Read more »

8
Aug
CH-47

A Tragic Loss and a Fresh Call to Bridge the Divide

–by Kristen Tsetsi

The deaths that occurred as a result of a Chinook being shot down in Afghanistan over the weekend (22 Navy Seals, four crew members, three Air Force combat controllers, a dog handler, and his dog) has generated Read more »

27
Jul
What's on?

Ain’t We a War Story?

–by Kristen Tsetsi

I wanted to fist-bump First Lady Michelle Obama when I learned that Read more »

7
Jun
by Pam Horton

We WILL Survive Deployment

–Submitted by Pam Horton

“Oh my God, Jim, it’s a red message.” I absolutely hate getting these. As the Read more »

1
Jun
MYTHS AND FACTS

Myths & Facts: #1

Many people have been guilty of incorrect use of the word Read more »

21
May
by Pam Horton

SUBMIT YOUR STORY

LIFT is now accepting submissions!
Read more »

21
May
"I think I assumed most soldiers were young and right out of high school and were paid enough."

Interview: Anonymous Military Mother

–by Kristen Tsetsi

The following interview is with a woman who asked to remain anonymous. She is the Read more »

14
May
How true is True

How true is “True…” ?

- Interview by Levi Asher, Introduction by TMarie

When I first started emailing with LIFT founder Kristen Tsetsi, I didn’t know much about her beyond Read more »

7
May
The Day After

The Day After

–by TMarie

6:00 AM

I don’t look at the clock. I already know what time it is. Read more »

6
May
Lora and her husband. Homecoming, March 2011

Reintegration: It’s More Than “Coming Home”

–Guest Post by Lora

Recently a new television show premiered on Lifetime. You’ve probably heard of it–it’s called Coming Home. It’s a Read more »

28
Apr
On the Ground

On the Ground: April 28, 2011

–by TMarie

On the Ground Goes to Hollywood

Er…metaphorically speaking.
Read more »

27
Apr
"I wish we could walk away from this Army life and never look back."

Love to Hate It

–Guest post by Val Sinclaire

We’re living in a peaceful season. But it kind of sucks. Read more »

25
Apr
Florence McSween

Interview with Gold Star Mother Florence McSween

–by Kristen Tsetsi

As a little boy, Adam McSween was meticulous about his appearance.

“His hair had to be just right, and his clothes always had to be Read more »

21
Apr
Have you heard?

On the Ground: April 21, 2011

–by TMarie

Have you heard the news?

U.S. Military Soldiers Have Families.

Who knew?

Read more »

20
Apr
Making it.

(Your) PTSD and Me

–Guest post by Katie Hickey

My experience really is not much different from that of most military wives. My husband is Read more »

18
Apr
"Vino in Vo" author Chrisy Krueger

Interview with “Vino in Vo” Author Chrisy Krueger

–by Kristen Tsetsi

Discover the healing powers of friendship when you meet Perry, Jonah and Kristen: Three Army wives Read more »

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