CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Military Wife's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. RED, WHITE AND BLUE

The Commissary Roadblock Paige Anderson Swiney

God Bless America . . . and Remember Italy, Too!
Stacy Smith Kirchheiner

A Quiet Road Sara Rosett

The Call Home C. Boggs

Pregnancy Michele Putman

My Nurse Angel Lisa Cobb

The Calm During the Storm Kathy Oberhaus

Miracle Wallet Lisa Cobb

A Soldier, Someone’s Child Elizabeth Martin, R.N.

All in a Day’s Work Liz Rae

2. I MISS YOU SO

A Navy Wife’s Prayer Sue Groseclose-Combs

Picture the Waiting Candace Carteen

Letters of Hope Shelley McEwan

A Chain of Love Tammy C. Logan

Deployed Naomi Stanton

Silent Survivors of the Vietnam War Sally B. Griffis

The Phone Call Jodie Smith

Hello, Beautiful Jane Garvey

Free Mail Jill Cottrell

Mercy Evangeline Dionisio as told to Shelly Mecum

Navy Pilot’s Wife Sarah Monagle

The Unseen Veteran Amanda Legg

3. RAISING MILITARY BRATS

The Cost of War in Cheerios Mary C. Chace

Can’t Let Go Julie Angelo

Strains of Freedom Tracey L. Sherman

In the Arms of a Soldier Mary D. Jackson

Hi Daddy Jessica Blankenbecler

Doubting Thomas Leah Tucker

My House Is a War Zone Melissa M. Baumann

Baby’s First Words Sarah Monagle

All in a Day’s Duty Tracey L. Sherman

War Is Not a Game Michael J. Jett

Daddy’s Angels Tammy Ross

You Are on Speaker Phone Angela Keane

4. HOLIDAYS—MILITARY STYLE

Red, White and Blue Christmas Roxanne Chase

Our Matchbox Christmas Alice Smith

Spouse of a Soldier Denise J. Hunnell

Angels Shop at Wal-Mart Jilleen Kesler

A Military Family Terry Hurley

A Simple Act of Kindness Jennifer Minor

An Extra Chair Susanna H. Bartee

Christmas—Military-Family Style Marjorie H. Lewis

The 25 Days of Christmas Chanda Stelter

5. HONEY, WE’VE GOT ORDERS

Keep the House Jennifer Oscar

Honorable Gift Marilyn Pate

Part of the Navy Means Saying Good-Bye Sarah Smiley

Discomboobled Military Mate Jan Hornung

The Difference a Year Makes Megan Armstrong

Saying Good-Bye Kelli Kirwan

The Line Ends Back There Bill Blankfield, Col., USAF (Ret.)

Our National Anthem Gail Gross

My Home Benjamin Pigsley

The Angel Book Dianne Collier

6. NO LIFE LIKE IT

The Difference Col. Steven A. Arrington

Wow Amy Hollingsworth

The Delivery of Finding Strength Kimberly L. Shaffer

Operation Enduring Freedom Heidi Boortz

Hair Humor Laura C. Fitch

Footsteps at the Door Gwen C. Rollings

Only Joking Vicki A. Vadala-Cummings

Thank You Kristin Spurlock

The Cookie Lady Linda Valle

The Honeymoon Is Over Gary Luerding

It’ll Be Okay Tom Phillips

7. UNITED WE STAND

Sacrifices Amy J. Fetzer

Dreams and Doubts Sophia Shell, as told to Cindy Shell Pedersen

Bluegrass Parkway Kim Riley

Terrorist Brownies Amie Clark

Destination: Military Wife Bethany Watkins

Newfound Heroes Carol Howard

The Angel at the Olive Garden Diane L. Flowers

You Didn’t Tell Me Donna Porter

Hooah Theresa Doss

8. AN OFFICER AT THE DOOR

His Name Was John Mary Catherine Carwile

Anticipation Judith Hodge Andrews Dennis as told to Marjorie Kramer

Accepting the Folded Flag Saundra L. Butts

A Widow’s Salvation Lora Vivas

A Little Thing Jodi Chappel

Somebody Knew Gene Sara Rosett

The Christmas Tree Joanne Danna

A Bittersweet Photograph Amy Naegeli

A Family Like No Other Ann Hail Norris

War—A Widow’s Weeds, a Widow’s Words Patricia Barbee

I’ll Be There with You Tracy Atkins

9. BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

Happiness Was Born a Twin Mary E. Dess

Combat Boots to Keds Debbie Koharik

Welcome Home! DeEtta Woffinden Anderson
as told to Dahlynn McKowen

A Colorful Experience Nancy Hall

Patriotic Women Bake Cookies Denise J. Hunnell

Something to Be Proud Of Joyce Stark

The Wedding Krystee Kott

Angel in the Air Ramiah Johnson

It Took a War Jan Hornung

10. LIVING YOUR DREAM

Change of Perspective Sonja R. Ragaller

Identity: A Time of Transition Twink DeWitt

If I Return Sharon C. Stephens Trippe

Lollipops Diane Proulx

Military Family Shawni Sticca

Mail Call—God’s Provision for Intimacy Martha Pope Gorris

Grandma’s Wisdom Rachel E. Twenter

A Trip to Washington, D.C. Abigail L. Hammond

Standing Tall Margaret Buchwald

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Cindy Pedersen?

Who Is Charles Preston?

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