Jim recently read my book and was kind enough to recommend it at our last Apex Insider Coffee.I wrote the book so that people who feel hopeless and stuck could be encouraged by the true stories of…Read More
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Transitioning from Military to Civilian
It is with great pride, relief, and a little sadness, that I report, as of today, our youngest son is now a civilian.
I grew up in the Army. I was born into it and was a senior in high school when my dad retired. The last three years, while our son has been on active duty, have been like homecoming for me.
• I wore all my Proud Army Mom clothes and my Red Friday shirts.
• “HOOAH!” became my favorite word… I love that word – teehee.
• We supported our son, and his platoon, with weekly care packages during their deployment.
• We embraced and lived “Army Strong.”
Our son was in the infantry. It is now time for him to return to civilian life and go to school (on the GI Bill). I admit I will miss the camaraderie of the Army families I have come to know and grown to love. I also admit, I won’t miss wondering if my son is alright or not.
Of course, through the wonders of technology, I can stay in touch with those I have met (both in person and through the “net”). I will continue to offer encouragement and support military families who are seeking information and coping skills. AND, now that our son will be navigating the
• VA system
• GI Bill
• Veteran’s benefits
• Veteran job searches
I will have a whole new set of information, knowledge, and coping skills to share… HOOAH!
I say with pride that, “My dad and youngest my son are veterans.”
I thank all of our veterans. We continue to pray, without ceasing, for our military and their families. Freedom isn’t Free.
*Pam Horton is a Certified Christian Life Coach working with military families.*
Okay, I feel better now. Grin.
Have you ever had a moment, or a day, when you just wanted to scream out loud? I bet most of us have.
What do you do in those instances?
• Scream at someone?
• Kick the cat?
• Punch a wall?
• Throw something?
• Drive too fast?
• Lose you temper and lose your job/friend/spouse?
These are all…
Lunch with friends
I know I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating…
The Internet is not a replacement for interpersonal relationships!
World English Dictionary online says this: Interpersonal (adj) between persons; involving personal relationships.
Today I had lunch with a couple of friends, and we just chatted away the hours. We probably could have continued to chat, but the…Read More
I always thought I was unique, but there are other people out there who have experienced what I have.
My dad was career Army. I was born into the military way of life. When my dad retired, I was 16, about to be a junior in high school.
The fact that we were moving, again, was nothing new to me. However, moving to an area where the teens had grown up together, and formed friendship back as early as they could talk, was definitely new to me.
As A BRAT you learned…Read More
I was recently at a doctor’s office and doctor TV was on (or some such thing). A segment came on about childhood obesity and the numbers they were quoting along with the various diseases now showing up in childhood prompted me to write an article about it.
The woman on TV was talking about the fact that
• There are more chemicals/preservatives in our food these days
• Busy families often tend to eat fast food
• Video games and computers occupy our children’s time, instead…