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One of the best things for senior Army spouses is the opportunities we have to be advocates for our Army families. It is a privilege and a joy for me.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
You can choose to make a new year a new beginning
Posted: December 28, 2016

It’s the last week of December, the last few days of 2016. I don’t know about you, but once again it feels like the year went by too fast.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
‘Tis the season for giving, of our time and ourselves
Posted: December 14, 2016

Americans are extremely generous — this is especially evident after disasters occur anywhere in our country and, often, in the world beyond our borders. It is a given after an earthquake, hurricane, flood, fire and other catastrophic events that the money will start pouring in from concerned citizens to help out the victims.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
Sprituality is about pursuit of happiness
Posted: November 30, 2016

First, let me make it clear that I don’t believe spirituality is about religion. I believe spirituality could be described in the words our Founding Fathers — enshrined in our Declaration of Independence — as “the pursuit of happiness.”

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Remember by placing a wreath for veterans
Posted: November 16, 2016

“There is no greater love than this, there is no greater gift that could ever be given: to be willing to die so another might live — there is no greater love than this.”

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
Fort Hood Remembrance Run is Saturday
Posted: November 02, 2016

The following are my reflections from last year after visiting the soldiers’ boots display from the Fisher House Hero & Remembrance Run, Walk or Roll. The boots are assembled in front of Fort Hood’s III Corps Headquarters immediately following the event. This year, the third at Fort Hood, it is Saturday at 8 a.m., with all participants in place by 7:30 a.m. at III Corps’ Sadowski Field.

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Wednesday 10/19/2016
‘Back to school’ always important to military families
Posted: October 19, 2016

Recently I’ve seen a lot of pictures on my friends’ Facebook pages of the “First Day of School” variety. I have a clear, though somewhat distant, memory of that time of the year with my own kids.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Say what you mean, but accept the consequences
Posted: October 05, 2016

I have been sort of discouraged lately observing the way things are going in our world. Maybe that’s because I am of a “certain age.”

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Resiliency isn’t just a class you’re required to take
Posted: September 21, 2016

I had the privilege of speaking before a basketball gym’s worth of Fort Hood soldiers recently. I was asked by our Suicide Prevention program manager, Sharon Sutton, to speak at the opening of their second annual Resiliency Day. I was very honored to have done so, but also delightfully surprised to get the chance to speak to this great group of young men and women.

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