Love You More Than You Know

Mothers' Stories About Sending Their Sons and Daughters to War

Janie Reinart, Mary Anne Mayer

$14.95

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. Pride and fear. Anxiety and elation. Any parent who reads these stories will feel their power—and will gain a greater understanding of the sacrifice made by parents as well as their children in our military.

Softcover / 230 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 42 photos

ISBN: 9781598510553

Description

“A powerful, heartbreaking, and patriotic book.” — Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter and New York Times bestselling author

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.

“Mom, I’m being deployed . . .” When they heard that, all of these mothers knew their world had just changed. They were overwhelmed with emotions. A strange mix of pride and fear. Anxiety at not knowing exactly where your son is in the world, whether your daughter is facing enemy fire or heat and boredom. Elation at the arrival of the briefest message. Daily dread, when returning home, of seeing a government car in the driveway . . .

Any parent who reads these stories will feel their power—and will gain a greater understanding of the sacrifice made by parents as well as their children in our military.

“If you want to understand what war does to a mother’s heart, grab a handful of tissues. One story will break your heart. The next one will fortify it. All of the stories will make your heart swell with compassion for every mother whose umbilical cord stretches across the ocean to Iraq and Afghanistan. . . . These military moms are all around us, at the grocery store, the dry cleaner, the soccer game. But they, too, have been deployed. Their hearts serve in war zones as invisible shields over sons and daughters who just yesterday were safe at home.”

— Regina Brett, author of New York Times best seller God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours

“This is a book for every American home; an important look at the courage of our military service members and their mothers, who dedicate their lives, no matter the circumstances or the consequences.”

— Helen Toolan, wife of Brigadier General John A. Toolan, Jr.

Additional information

Weight0.74 lbs

Table of Contents

Introduction

Time Will Start Again (Amy Kenneley)

Boots to Ground (Janie Reinart)

The Year Our Children Went to War (Mary Anne Mayer)

Perchance to Dream (Mary Jane Kashkoush)

Time Out (Cindi Finnerty Condol)

Be Not Afraid (Gloria Frombach)

Learn That Poem (Eileen K. Lynch)

Longing for Your Safe Return (Dorothy Thomas)

My Heart and Hank (Mary)

Hey, Ma! (Bernadette Swancer)

Team Fawley (Annie Fawley)

Two Voices of War (Mary Long)

Ten Years from Now (Anonymous)

The Dreaded Place (Debi Gebler)

My Career as an Army Mom (Carol Sue Tengler)

Army Strong—A Family Affair (Celeste Hicks)

No Place Like Home (Elaina Goodrich)

What’s a Mother to Do? (Noël Burr)

His Choice, Our Pride (Laurie Goyetche)

Letting Go (Pat Radva)

The Call (Linda Tondola)

April Fool’s Day (Jayne White)

Waiting for E-mails (Diane Berlin)

You Are on My Mind and in My Heart Always (Elsie)

The Marine, the Paratrooper, and Cancer (Mickie Heaton)

Army Mom, Serving in the Silent Ranks (Kathy Sargent )

The Milk Bowl (Fran Clark)

A Bond of Love (Connie Stephens-Gehri)

Essay for Sam (Marilyn Benjamin)

Marine Flag Flying (Kara Paine)

One Day at a Time (Marcy Redmond)

Frantic with Love (Kathy Leopold)

My Story (Ilena Porter)

Nothing Prepares You (Marian Murawski)

I Love You—Please Remember to Pray (Lucky Caswell Harris)

The Most Wonderful Birthday Present (Elizabeth Jameyson)

When the Cap Is off the Toothpaste (Robin Schaefer)

Eternity (Penny Norris)

Shoulder to Shoulder (Debra Estep)

Living Stories (Saundra Verinece Hunt)

Only Child (Karen Phelps)

A Christmas Miracle (Wendy Anderson)

Tracks in the Sand (Renie Martin)

The Cross, the Little Bible, and the St. Christopher Medal (Laura Gavlak)

Online Banking (Karen White)

Acknowledgements

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