Message from Bernadette

One of our contributors, Bernadette Swancer, “Hey Ma”, sent this message about Love You More Than You Know.

I bought a copy of the book for my Dad for Father’s Day.  He loved it. He is going to promote it to his military buddies (Marines) at the next meeting which is at his house for now until his hip heals. They are going to Cherry Point in October for their yearly reunion and he plans on taking some copies with him. I told him go for it.


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Love You More Than You Know

In these stories, 45 mothers of U.S. service men and women open their hearts and share what it feels like when your son or daughter leaves home to fight a war.

Some were stunned when they learned that their “baby” had enlisted. Others had long been familiar with military life. But all of these mothers knew their world had just changed the day their child called home 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 . . .

Anyone who reads their stories will admire their faith and courage–and better understand the sacrifices made by our U.S. service men and women and their families.