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Military moms: Sharing the holidays with a soldier

Michelle Maffei is a freelance copywriter covering a variety of topics both online and in print, from parenting to beauty and more. Combining her two favorite loves, writing and motherhood, she has found joy in even the most challenging ...

Giving thanks to the troops this holiday

The holidays can be tough when you have a child serving in the military; but these military moms share that their pride can outshine their heartache, even when the distance between them and their soldiers span oceans. However, this time of year is the perfect time for those of us back home to share your appreciation to the soldiers and their military parents, so take a moment to read their stories and send some thanks of your own.

Michelle Manning, Watertown, New York

No matter the season, each day is the same; my heart bursts with pride for my son. His path in life I always knew would take him far from home and we would face many holidays with an empty chair at our table. Yet I find comfort in knowing that the memories of holidays past and our family traditions go with him, no matter how far away he may be. I humbly give my son to this great nation, with his strong convictions and unfailing courage to defend our liberty. I pray that He returns him safely when the day is done, the mission complete and peace prevails.

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