Battles of the Heart

Battles of the Heart Author Tracie Ciambotti
ISBN-10 9781449730338
Year 2012-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press
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""What happens to our natural instinct, as a mother, to protect our child when he or she is ordered to one of the most dangerous places in the world? What gets us through the day? How do we survive?"" Tracie Ciambotti Tracie's son, Josh, enlisted in the Army two days after he graduated from high school in 2005. Five months later he was on his way to Baghdad and the reality of war began to sink into the depths of Tracie's heart. She had no idea "when" or "if" she would ever see her son again. As the weeks passed, fear became the master of her days. Josh had received the best training in the world for his new job as a combat soldier with the United States Armed Forces, but Tracie had none for her role as the mother of a service member. While her son was fighting a war in Iraq, she was marching-unaware and unprepared-into her own battle at home. "Battles of the Heart" reminds us that freedom is not free. Every American needs to understand the sacrifices that military families endure for our freedom. Journey through two deployments and discover along with Tracie how to survive the challenges that military families face daily.

Be Safe Love Mom

Be Safe  Love Mom Author Elaine Lowry Brye
ISBN-10 9781610395229
Year 2015-03-31
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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When you enlist in the United States military, you don't just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an “Army brat” turned military wife and the mother of four officers—one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she's endured countless teary goodbyes, empty chairs at Thanksgiving dinners, and sleepless hours waiting for phone calls in the night. She's navigated the complicated tangle of emotions—pride, worry, fear, hope, and deep, enduring love—that are part and parcel of life as a military mother. In Be Safe, Love Mom Elaine braids together her own personal experiences with those of fellow parents she's met along the way. She offers gentle guidance and hard-earned wisdom on topics ranging from that first anxious goodbye to surrendering all control of your child, from finding comfort in the support of the military community and the healing power of faith to coping with the enormous sacrifices life as a military mother requires. Readers looking for encouragement and hard-to-come-by information as they travel the challenging road of having a child in uniform will find Elaine a wise and trusted friend, and Be Safe, Love Mom an essential handbook to membership in a strong and special sisterhood.

Letters Home

Letters Home Author Mary Ward
ISBN-10 0976017202
Year 2004-10-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Mary Ward
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A memoir of war from a mother's perspective. From the time her son, PFC Sean Ward of the 3rd Infantry Division (mechanized) enlisted in the Army as an infantryman she knew it was how he chose to express his citizenship after 9/11. She shares his letters from basic training through the war. The letters illustrate the evolution of a teenage boy to the maturity of a young man in less than a years time. At the same time she opens the window to her family's heart and soul while life continues for them bringing other issues they must address.

Striving for the Purple Heart

Striving for the Purple Heart Author Kimberly Quinn Smith
ISBN-10 9780595284085
Year 2003-07-01
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Striving for the Purple Heart is a book that every mother should read, whether you are a young mother, a mother of teenagers, or a mother with an empty nest trying to let go after a long and wonderful journey through motherhood. In her book, Kimberly Quinn Smith explores how mothers are "wired" and why they often feel overwhelmed, guilty, and question whether they are good enough moms. She uses heart-felt humor to convey her message that these feelings are universal to all mothers, whether they work inside the home or out, whether they are single or married, and whether their children are adopted or have special needs. She defines supermom, and offers strategies to enhance the enjoyment of motherhood.

My Military Mom

My Military Mom Author Claudia Harrington
ISBN-10 9781629699776
Year 2015-08
Pages
Language en
Publisher ABDO
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Lenny follows Connor for a school project and learns about his life with a military mom.

Eine Frau flieht vor einer Nachricht

Eine Frau flieht vor einer Nachricht Author David Grossman
ISBN-10 9783446234581
Year 2009-08-17
Pages 736
Language de
Publisher Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
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Ora erzählt: von ihrer Liebe zu zwei Männern, von Wut und Zärtlichkeit, Verzweiflung und Leidenschaft und von ihrem Sohn Ofer, der sich freiwillig für einen Militäreinsatz im Westjordanland meldet. Seine Mutter hofft, das drohende Unglück zu bannen, indem sie ihrem Jugendfreund Avram, der im Jom-Kippur-Krieg selbst Soldat war, von Ofers Vorhaben berichtet. Und unerreichbar zu sein, falls das Schreckliche geschieht ... Autor und Friedensaktivist David Grossman spiegelt die großen Fragen in den kleinen Erlebnissen des Alltags. Er zeigt, wie in Israel das Schicksal der Menschen unauflöslich mit Politik verbunden ist. Ein mitreißendes, unvergessliches Buch und ein Protest gegen den Krieg.

Liebe ist nicht genug Ich bin die Mutter eines Amokl ufers

Liebe ist nicht genug   Ich bin die Mutter eines Amokl  ufers Author Sue Klebold
ISBN-10 9783104035796
Year 2016-09-22
Pages 432
Language de
Publisher S. Fischer Verlag
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„Am 20. April 1999 betraten Dylan Klebold und Eric Harris ausgerüstet mit Gewehren und Sprengstoff die Columbine Highschool. Dort töteten sie zwölf Schüler und einen Lehrer, verletzten vierundzwanzig weitere Menschen und nahmen sich dann selbst das Leben. Es war der schlimmste Schul-Amoklauf der Geschichte. Dylan Klebold war mein Sohn.“ 16 Jahre nach dem Amoklauf ihres Sohnes Dylan erzählt Sue Klebold von ihrem Ringen mit der Frage, ob sie die Tat hätte verhindern können, wenn sie nur aufmerksamer, liebevoller gewesen wäre. Sue Klebold ist durch die Hölle gegangen, aber an der Tat ihres Sohnes nicht zerbrochen. Sie hat einen Weg gefunden weiterzuleben und hofft, anderen Eltern zu helfen, das zu verhindern, was sie selbst nicht aufhalten konnte. Von einem ist sie fest überzeugt: Elterliche Liebe allein reicht nicht aus, um Kinder und Jugendliche vor den Folgen unerkannter psychischer Erkrankungen zu schützen. Ein starkes Memoir einer Mutter, der das Unvorstellbare passiert ist. Sue Klebold spendet alle Einnahmen an Forschung und Hilfsorganisationen für Opfer und Angehörige psychisch Kranker.

The Heart of Your Move The woman s relocation guide to easing the stress comforting the soul and listening to her heart

The Heart of Your Move  The woman s relocation guide to easing the stress  comforting the soul  and listening to her heart Author Carolyn Masters
ISBN-10 9781627872348
Year 2015-12-30
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Wheatmark, Inc.
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As You Prepare for Your Move, Are You Packing Away Your Emotions, Too? Now, you can turn to a gentle, sisterly voice to have a smoother, more rewarding relocation journey -- before, during, and after your move. Let The Heart of Your Move help you face your toughest challenges when relocating. Like having a transition coach at your side, you'll better understand your feelings about this major upheaval as you: • Find the motivation to climb the mountain of change known as "moving." • Balance both the art and heart of your move to soften your stress. • Get in touch with your losses and set up meaningful goodbyes. • Celebrate your new life -- and a new YOU! Through her encouraging new book, Carolyn Masters teaches you how to ease the stress, comfort your soul, and listen to your heart. She artfully coaches you through three "heart" stages of a woman's moving experience: Gracious Goodbyes, Muddled Middle, and Harmonious Hellos. This trusted guide will help you turn your moving challenge into a heartfelt journey.

Im Westen nichts Neues

Im Westen nichts Neues Author E.M. Remarque
ISBN-10 9783462308150
Year 2014-01-23
Pages 336
Language de
Publisher Kiepenheuer & Witsch
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Zum hundertsten Jahrestag des Kriegsbeginns 1914: sämtliche Werke von Erich Maria Remarque zum Ersten Weltkrieg, durchgesehen und in neuer Ausstattung. Wie kein anderer Autor erzählt Remarque in diesem sensationellen Erfolgsroman von den Schrecken des Ersten Weltkriegs – ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur. »Dieses Buch sollte in Millionen Exemplaren verbreitet, übersetzt, in den Schulen gelesen, von allen den Krieg bekämpfenden Gruppen gekauft und verschenkt werden.« Ernst Toller

Heart Warriors

Heart Warriors Author Amanda Rose Adams
ISBN-10 1933016795
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Behler Publications
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"Anyone who has ever suffered grief, in any form, will benefit from this passionately honest book. Grief is Amanda Adams' constant companion, both her oppressor and her guide, as she gropes her way through a heart-rending experience."—Kristin Henderson, author of While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront Five months pregnant, Amanda Adams and her husband were given two abysmal choices regarding her pregnancy: force her baby to fight for his life through countless invasive and dangerous surgeries, or perform a late term abortion. Despite the fact that Liam was missing half his heart, Amanda chose life. Amanda's emotional plate was full as she found herself redefining the usual expectations a mother has for her child. Instead of wondering where he'd go to college, she wondered if he would survive his first birthday. The eventual acceptance of Amanda's grief helped her accept her new role as a powerful advocate. Over the course of seven years, together, as a family, Amanda and her husband helped Liam endure twelve heart surgeries, each time taking him to the brink of death. Heart Warriors is Amanda's personal and emotional story that initiates a powerful dialogue about infant mortality and hope. Amanda Adams is a "Heart Mom" and a powerful voice within the congenital heart disease (CHD) community by working closely with cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and nurses from Harvard University, Baylor University, University of Southern California, University of Illinois, and CU Boulder Medical. She founded two CHD organizations, organizes medical conferences for Hypoplastic Right Hearts, attends medical advisory board meetings and national chapter presidents meetings for the Children's Heart Foundation, and chaired the Congenital Heart Walk in Colorado. As a pioneer of CHD advocacy, she is also firmly rooted in the social network of CHD parents and survivors.

Trials of the Heart

Trials of the Heart Author Katrina Gilder
ISBN-10 9780595377459
Year 2005-11
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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From the first time Patrick and Mia laid eyes on each other the two of them were inseparable. They were brought together by faith and torn apart by sin. In everyone's life there is a turning point, a breaking point, when you know your life is about to change forever. That breaking point came when Mia realized the man she was in love with was hiding a terrible secret from her. Unfortunately, due to a horrible accident lives were torn apart and lives were rebuilt, but when all is said and done, true love never fails and you learn to deal with Trials Of The Heart.

Love You More Than You Know

Love You More Than You Know Author Janie Reinart
ISBN-10 9781598510553
Year 2009
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Gray & Company, Publishers
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In these personal stories, 45 Ohio mothers open their hearts and share what it feels like when your son or daughter leaves home to fight a war.Some were stunned to learn one sunny afternoon that their "baby" had enlisted in the Marines. Others had long been familiar with military life. But all knew their life had just changed the day their child called and said, "Mom, I'm being deployed . . ." They discovered the strange mix of pride and fear. The anxiety of not knowing exactly where in Iraq or Afghanistan your son is, whether your daughter is facing mortar fire or enduring heat and boredom. Elation at the arrival of the briefest postcard or email message. The daily dread, when returning home from work or a trip to the grocery store, of seeing a government car in the driveway and two soldiers at the door . . .Any parent who reads these stories will feel their power--and will gain a greater understanding of the sacrifice made by parents as well as their children in our military service.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Military Families

Chicken Soup for the Soul  Military Families Author Amy Newmark
ISBN-10 9781611599671
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Life for our service members and their families is full of sacrifice, and the 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families pay tribute to these heroes. Anyone in military life will find inspiration, support, and appreciation in this collection of personal and grateful stories about the important role our members of the armed forces and their families play in serving our great country.

Meant To Be

Meant To Be Author Esther M. Soto
ISBN-10 9781517756550
Year 2017-04-05
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Pronoun
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Can one simple decision alter the rest of your life? When Christina Reyes agrees to attend a local bar on Valentine’s Day, she doesn’t expect to bump into her old college roommate, Ileana Harper. Funny how things happen. One minute you’re stopping to greet an old friend, and the next you’re literally running into the most perfect male specimen you’ve ever laid eyes on. Special agent Brad Nelson’s life is full of engagements, appointments, and obligations—and that’s just during his personal time. Getting a drink with his fellow agents on some made-up holiday isn’t on his agenda. Neither is the gorgeous little brunette that plowed into him. Yet every fiber of his being wants to make room for her. Some believe events are just coincidence. Some believe we can control our future by the choices we make. But, what if they’re wrong? What if there is such thing as fate? What if some things are just Meant to Be?