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Mothers of Angels

If life begins at conception, so does motherhood. I remember reading a post in which a woman introduced her family.  She shared, “I have four children, which includes an angel-baby.”  My heart melted.  Her angel-baby wasn’t pictured in the family

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Black, Muslim and MILSO

Being a Muslim wife/family in the military…Ooh this is a heavy one. When I was first asked to write this, I was excited but also unsure, because I did not want to come off as negative.  However, I do think

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Black Wives of Officers, In Gray Areas…

“Are you ashamed of me, because I’m an Officer?” The question caught me off-guard. My heart sank. I just finished telling my husband about the wonderful posts on the Black Military Wives Facebook page, where many wives were celebrating their

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The Pre-Deployment Plan

When someone says that his/her spouse is deployed, my empathy immediately goes out to the person left behind while also praying for their spouse’s safety.   When it comes to the spouses who are counting down the days, I understand how challenging

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My Birthday, Our Party.

As a child, I didn’t have many Birthday parties.  No, we weren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses.  We–my siblings and I–just didn’t have many Birthday parties.   As a pre-teen, I was in the Big Brother & Sister program, and was given an amazing “Big Sister” named Ada.  Ada gave

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