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Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service | Kate Braestrup
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Kate Braestrup's life was transformed by the loss of her husband; now Kate faces the possibility that she may lose her son. As a young mother Kate Braestrup discovered the fierce protectiveness that accompanies parenthood. In the intervening years--through mourning her husband and the joy of remarriage and a blended family-Kate has absorbed the rewards and complications of that spirit. But when her eldest son joins the Marines, Kate is at a crossroads: Can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family's legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child's independence with the fear of letting go? As Kate examines the twinned emotions of faith and fear-inspired by the families she meets as a chaplain and by her son's journey towards purpose and familyhood-she learns that the threats we can't predict will rip us apart and knit us together.
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Suet624
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Just finished reading the tagged book. I think I liked Here If You Need Me a bit more, but this author always has something important to say. Somehow between writing about her fear as a mother as her son insists on joining the Marines, about her field experiences as a chaplain for the Maine Warden Service, and her thoughts on the Nazis and the Holocaust, she weaves in a discussion of people‘s selection of a sperm donor. Another Dollar Tree find.

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There's nothing better than taking a chance on a book at the Dollar Tree and loving it! I picked it up because I, too, am a military mom and the cover image tugged at my heart strings. Kate Braestrup does an excellent job describing a mom's pride and anxiety when her child enlists in the military. Letters to her children and stories from her job as a chaplain to the Maine Warden Service add to this engaging and often funny memoir.
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Suet624 I found this book at the Dollar Tree too! Just about to start it. 5mo
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Kliz
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Currently reading and really enjoying.

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Kliz
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When olden-days cartographers found the limits of their knowledge, they left a blank space on their maps, inscribed simply: Hic sunt dracones!