Part I Hearing Voices: 6 Steps I Used For Creating An Anthology

This is how I created my anthology. It is a labor of love dedicated to the two veterans in my life, my father and my son.

Love You More Than You Know: Mothers’ Stories About Sending Their Sons and Daughters to War lets the voice of mothers be heard.  God bless our troops and our military families.

Joseph Vayo 18 yrs old 1942 grandfather of Joseph Reinart:Joseph Reinart 21 yrs old 2002: Edmund Reinart,  32 yrs. old 1942 grandfather Joseph Reinart

Tell Your Story: Honor Our Military

Joseph Vayo 18 yrs old 1942 grandfather of Joseph Reinart:Joseph Reinart 21 yrs old 2002: Edmund Reinart,  32 yrs. old 1942 grandfather Joseph ReinartAttention all military families— from wives, mothers, and aunts, to siblings, husbands, fathers, uncles and children. Share stories about your military heroes past or present! Send a story (500 words or less) in a word document, a short bio, and a photo or drawing to storiesfrommoms@gmail.com.

Tell us about deployments, welcome home events, tips for packing boxes for our troops, chances to volunteer, requests for prayers, how you feel when your soldier/sailor/ Marine is gone. How spouses or children react? Your choice of topic or an update from a previous post.

Your story will honor our military and help families on the same journey. Any questions? Contact me here in comments. Looking forward to sharing your story.

Five Year Old Bailey,”That’s the Only Present I Wanted.”

With five children and 10 grandchildren of my own, we love celebrating birthdays in our family!

Watch this video of little five year old Bailey, as her soldier Dad surprises her in her kindergarten class. Bailey keeps asking her Dad, “How did you make it?” He returned from Afghanistan after not seeing his family for ten months.

Sgt. Adam Page wasn’t expected home until next summer. Bailey told her Dad, “I love you.” She also said that the only birthday present she wanted was to see him. Remember our military families, especially the children as they sacrifice not being with their loved ones for us. God bless our troops.

Vote for the Military Family as 2011 TIME Person of the Year

Contact TIME Magazine. Any time the wars in the Middle East are in the news, so is the American military family. Convince Time Magazine that Military Families should be named – Time Person of the Year. Drop them mail at:

TIME Magazine Letters
Time & Life Building Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020