Love You More Than You Know: Mothers' Stories About Sending Their Sons and Daughters to War [NOOK Book]

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“Mom, I’m being deployed . . .”

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.

Some were stunned when they learned that their “baby” had enlisted. Others had long been familiar with military life. But all of these mothers knew their world had just changed.

They discovered a ...
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Love You More Than You Know: Mothers' Stories About Sending Their Sons and Daughters to War

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Overview

“Mom, I’m being deployed . . .”

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.

Some were stunned when they learned that their “baby” had enlisted. Others had long been familiar with military life. But all of these mothers knew their world had just changed.

They discovered a strange mix of pride and fear. Anxiety of 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.

“A powerful, heartbreaking, and patriotic book.”
— Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter and author of New York Times best sellers "Hollywood Animal" and "Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith".

“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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014373890
  • Publisher: Gray and Company, Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Janie Reinart is a storyteller, educator, and freelance writer. She and her husband, Ed, are grateful for their five children and grandchildren. Most weekends, you will find Janie praying and singing with the choir at Holy Angels Catholic Church.

Mary Anne and her husband, Stan, reside in Medina, Ohio—a long way from Fort Greely, Alaska, where she was an army wife. Committed to the arts, Mary Anne enjoys teaching and co-directing junior high plays and musicals at St. Francis Xavier School. She and Stan have three children and delight in being grandparents.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    great book for any parent with a child in the military

    This was a wonderful book. As a parent of an army soldier who has been deployed, I found the stories to be very helpful. In all of these stories I found that I was not alone in my fears for my child. It made me realize that we all have similar feelings and fears for our soldiers who are deployed in this war. Because I do not know many parents whose son or daughter is in the military, this book has given me many tips for making it through his deployment. I would recomend this book to any parent who has a son or daughter in the military. Thank you to all the parents and soldiers for contributing your stories, it helps tremendously. We must all continue to pray for all of our troops.

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