By Terri Barnes
#8929 Representing a collection of the authors best military life columns that appear weekly in the popular “Spouse Calls” column of Stars and Strips, Terri takes readers beyond the headlines and homecoming videos for an inside look at the day-to-day hardships, victories, and many ways military life shapes, challenges, and enriches its families. Indeed, much of military life is noteworthy without being newsworthy.
Terri reports and reflects on a wide range of topics, including motherhood, faith, friendship, family ties, war, current events, sacrifice, and PTSD. As a wife and mom, she highlights important, pivotal moments in her own family’s life as well as others, in essays that will resonate with both military and nonmilitary families.
“Many of the issues military families face are the same ones every American family faces, just in a different setting a different setting every two or three years, in fact. Moving colors our lives and complicates our marriages, parenting, and relationships with extended families. Moving and deployment are not military families only topics of conversation, but they are the backdrop, the setting, the environment of our lives.”
Through poignant personal stories, incisive interviews, and emotive reflections, Terri creates an historical snapshot of American and world affairs, preserving an important piece of our nations culture.
192 pages. Softcover. 2014. $14.95. SPECIALS: 10 copies for $129.00; 100 copies for $1,199.00.