I want to wish you all a very happy Independence Day. While you’re enjoying parades, fireworks, s’mores, and cole slaw, please take a moment to remember that we have our independence because of the brave souls who choose to fight for it. Sixty months ago, began the Summer of Decision for many Marines. On July […]
If you’re a parent, you know that lot can happen in 48 months. The first 48 months are full of learning, of growth, and of firsts. First steps, first foods, first trip to the beach, first time riding a bike, first teeth, first time splashing in puddles. I’m sure you remember many of your child’s […]
Remembering Fallen Marine Nicholas Xiahros Three years ago today, The Boy was one week old. I was basking in his cutest and adjusting to motherhood. Just a few miles away, the family of Nicholas Xiarhos received word that he was killed in Garmsir, Afghanistan. I cannot imagine the emotions that his family felt. Here I […]
If you are visiting Cape Cod in July, I encourage you to come out and show your support for this amazing event! The third annual Big Nicks Ride for the Fallen, held on July 21, 2012.
Every morning when I wake up, I look at a bracelet on my wrist. It is a very simple bracelet. Black and silver. I have been wearing it for two years. Every day. It has molded itself around my wrist. Every morning when I look at this bracelet, I wish that […]
This is a photograph from Big Nick’s Ride for the Fallen. It is a memorial motorcycle ride to honor the late Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos. Nick was killed in Garmsir, Afghanistan on July 23, 2009. He was twenty-one years old.