In Memory

In Memory

My father, Bruce Emil Egger, passed away last month, on April 8th. Today would have been his 94th birthday. Yesterday, marked 72 years since the eve of his 22nd birthday–and the end of World War II, one of the watershed events of his life. He served with the Yankee Division on the front lines of France and Germany, including during the Battle of the Bulge.

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back in business

back in business

The first two weeks of June 2015 turned out to be incredibly busy. Two graduations–oldest daughter’s from college (above) and youngest daughter’s from high school (below). We also had two parties to go along with the graduations plus I had a writing deadline and a galleys’ deadline.

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More photos…

More photos…

I’ve been posting photos from our life as a military family this week. Here are a few more, all around the time of hubby’s deployment to Afghanistan, 2011-2012:

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holy moments

holy moments

Last week, oldest daughter, one of my sisters, and I joined Dad for his Christmas party at his care center. Before Santa visited, the residents, visiting family members, and staff members sang carols. Silent Night. Joy to the World. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas. The usual well-loved songs. When the program director announced we’d be singing Away in the Manger next, one of the residents called out, “How far away?!”

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Christmas 2011, via Afghanistan

Christmas 2011, via Afghanistan

I have a guest blog over at Bethany House Fiction about our Christmas 2011, when hubby was in Afghanistan. Hop on over and give it a read. Thanks! (Click on “Read More” to make the link pop up.)

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happy anniversary to us

happy anniversary to us

Hubby and I celebrated 30 years of marriage last weekend. We got away for a couple of nights. Went on two hikes–one on Mount St. Helens and one on the Willamette River. We went out to dinner. We went to a movie–Blue Jasmine, which was very good but also very depressing. We had a great time celebrating three decades together–and God’s grace. But on our actual anniversary, Tuesday, September 3, we went to Despicable Me 2. Hubby loved the first one. I thought it was okay, but because I love him, I was game to go to the second. I’m so glad we did! We came out of the theater laughing and hugging. It’s a sweet love story–about romantic love and familial love. Perfect for a couple celebrating thirty years, four kids, and three...

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