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I am a guest blogger on the DOD Family Matters website

I was honored to be  interviewed my Elaine Wilson of the DOD Family Matters website about being a guardian for my granddaughters during our daughter’s deployment.  After the  interview  was completed, Elaine asked me if I would like to be a guest blogger on the DOD Family Matters website. She felt I could share some specific topics that could help deployed families. I couldn’t say yes fast enough. This site is addressing so many issues that military families face.

Guardians and Grandparents are a small group of the over all military numbers.  I have found we are about 10 percent.  The Department of Defense is now recognizing that military families need help, due to the multiple deployments and single parenting that has grown over the years.

Here is my article I wrote and my picture with my granddaughters.



I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear- Oprah Winfrey

Being a grandparent is a fun roll, being a parent is responsibility and I learned how to balance it out, even if I cried and laughed at myself during the process.”- excerpt  from a book Deployed Grandparents being Parents

This was the scariest time of my life but my love for my granddaughters over came all my fears. My granddaughters were depending on a us  and this  allowed me to forget the real situation we were in, and just focus on them.