A Writer!

I officially have become a 'writer' for the Washington Post. Ok, so it may be a one (possibly two?) time thing, but still, I wrote for the Post and that's pretty exciting in my opinion. Check out the story, as well as all the other great stories in the series here. Full Mother's Day recap and actual post later.

51 comments

  1. It was a beautifully written piece. You are so strong, and such an amazing wife and momma!

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  2. I just read your article. It was nothing short of amazing. With each post, you write, you do such a good job describing your emotions. Each of them is heartfelt and heartbreaking. Every time I read something, it brings tears to my eyes :(

    I'm still thinking about you.

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  3. I think that's fantastic that you're a big bad published writer. I just wish it were for a better reason. The entry was great. You are an amazing woman to be going through all of this.

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  4. Congratulations on the article. You write so well. I'm still praying for you.

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  5. you are such a gifted writer! everything you write brings me to tears.

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  6. Congrats! That's awesome. Gonna have to go read story now.

    alicia @ a beautiful mess

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  7. you go girl! another amzing piece from an amazing woman!

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  8. You are a beautiful writer and I am continuously amazed and impressed by your poise and strength. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Hugs to you and the little one.

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  9. Again.....great write up!

    B.L.E.C.K!

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  10. beautifully written. Congrats, Mrs. P--you're a writer!

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  11. you should compile everything into a book. you are a fantastic writer

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  12. You are such a gifted writer! What a beautiful story you tell. Even through the sadness, you find the most amazing strength. I'll be praying for you :-)

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  13. That was an amazing article. Very well written and the emotions could be seen through the way you presented everything. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing. I have read your blog in the past, but not for a while and I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your daughter.

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  15. Congratulations. I felt the same way when I spent a deployment as a guest writer for the Marine Corps Times. OOH RAH!!!

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  16. awesome job! you're amazing!

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  17. Beautifully written! As always!

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  18. That was beautiful, brought a tear to my eye. You are amazing

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  19. What a beautiful piece! Congrats! and I am so happy people are giving you the opportunity to share your story! Does this help? :) Happy belated Mother's Day!! :)

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  20. your strength continues to amaze me!

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  21. I read your post, it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing. You really did an amazing job!

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  22. The strength you have to write your feelings for us all to read is amazing! You are a beautiful person. My prayers are with you and your daughter.

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  23. I definitely feel God is using you to help others in so many ways. What an awesome thing to write for the WP. You have a way with words that allows everyone to see your passionate, good-nature. Keep writing, girl!

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  24. This is AMAZING! I know Jonny is so proud of you!!! The article brought tears to my eyes. ((HUGS)) Lots of love!!

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS! I love reading your writing... what talent!

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  26. Your piece in the Washington Post is amazing. Good work. :)

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  27. I read it. It's absolutely beautiful. I'm tearing up reading about all that you've gone through, again. I'm so sorry, but I know Jonny's so proud of you for writing it.

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  28. I cried reading it. Thank you for being honest and an amazing women

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  29. The article was very well written. Congrats but I know that it doesn't erase the pain. I agree with Kayla above, I am sure what you are doing is helping out others.

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  30. I am so proud of you for writing that touching and personal piece. It gives faces to these wars we are fighting. I applaud you, beautifully done.

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  31. SUPER EXCITING! Especially for your english major big over here :o)

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  32. That is a very important thing. And you did an amazing job. It was a wonderful article. Thanks for sharing with everybody.

    ~Alicia

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  33. Congratulations!!! Such a wonderful piece :)

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  34. Such a beautiful article! I loved it! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I know I can't imagine how it feels to be going through this, but I know it must be so hard, and I honestly appreciate your willingness to share it. I believe it is helping, and will continue to help others.

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  35. The article you wrote is absolutely beautiful, and I honestly have no idea how you found the words to say. You are one of the strongest women I know (even though I don't personally know you of course). This was amazing.

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  36. What an amazing article. You are a gifted writer and have found a way to capture your feelings with words that tattoo themselves on my heart. How lucky your little girl will be to have all this when she's older.

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  37. Beautiful article. One or two time thing, writing for the post is a big deal! That's amazing news!

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  38. Great article... again, you made me cry. :)

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  39. I just read the WaPo article.. and as expected, I CRIED. It's the broken promises that get me about my husband too. He "promised" to be home for my birtday, and wasn't. Made the same promise several years in a row, and broke it every time. Now I tell him "Don't you DARE make me a promise like that again... because I will be heartbroken, again, if you break it." The Army always seems to take him away in mid-September, every year- and will again this year.

    But of course that's only one little reason why your words hit home: at least I know my husband is still alive in the here & now.

    I do hear hope and joy in your voice though lately, which is SO good to hear. Glad you met another Gold Star too- that connection will be a blessing.

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  40. The Washington Post - that is awesome!!! I just clicked over to the link and I'm excited to read!

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  41. I actually read the article when you first posted it to facebook, but I'm JUST now getting on the blogs! I absolutely loved it! You have such a talent for communicating exactly the right emotions. It was beautiful. I'm sure, also, that you spoke not only for yourself but for many women out there, and brought comfort to them in showing them they were not alone. I'm sorry that this is the reason WaPo and the nation were introduced to you, but they (we) are all the better for it!

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  42. How incredible!!! Soooo great...I'm so glad a Marine Wife is getting such a wonderful privilege! :o))) I'm slightly bias...but I really do love & support all our troops!

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  43. Already read it and left you a comment. Congratulations!!! What a wonderful way to share your story. Good for you!!!!

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  44. Just amazing. Ive been reading for a couple months (found you through Ann M.), but never commented. You have such strength, that article you wrote was amazing. I wish you lived next door so I could give you a huge hug and snuggle your beautiful daughter. keep your chin up, you're doing great!

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  45. Congratulations, your Washington Post story is splendid. Count me in with Whitney. You're a truly excellent writer. Keep it up, and keep us posted on how you're getting along.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Those of us who have been where you are know that you may have some tough times ahead, but you'll pull through. Many, many people are rooting for you.

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