Monday, January 23, 2017

PHONE CALLS HOME #Love


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My #LOVE story this month is how grateful I am that my son has spent almost twenty years in the military and has been unharmed. My son joined and shipped off to boot camp two weeks after high school graduation. He wanted to be a Marine from the time he was fourteen and had to research an interesting career for middle school. This is giving away my age, but he’s not that far away from retiring.

I remember a phone call from when my oldest child was serving overseas in Kuwait. It’s stuck with me and continually reminds me how our servicemen do their jobs.
While he was stationed in Kuwait (2002), I knew he was a part of setting up communications for troops. What I didn’t realize (at the time) was that the microwave towers they erected were the only targets their opposition had to aim at. It all hit home on a phone call where he calmly said, “Gotta go. Incoming.”

The second “scary” phone call I received went something like, “No matter what you hear, I’m okay.” Click.

It was a phone call very early one morning from my son. He was on a training mission “on boat” as he called it. [ASIDE: I learned from my son that if you’re in the Navy, it’s a ship. If you’re in the Marines, it’s just a boat giving you a ride.] Back to my story…

Sleepy and barely coherent, we heard the words without any details. We couldn’t respond and tell him we loved him because the phone call was already over. No details. Nothing in the news–and we checked every possible source. We knew that he was out of touch from not only us, but his family stationed in Okinawa. We waited.

Several months later, he said he’d tell us what happened when it was declassified. That meant several years later learning that his training cruise had been attacked and if he’d been in his bunk… Well, he might not have made it.

#Love. #Grateful. #Thankful. #Blessed. 

My son came home unharmed, but many haven’t. As a parent, I know how much you want to help and sometimes it’s impossible to lend anything except love and support. HOMES FOR TROOPS is a way we can all contribute. I’m so glad that our HOT ON ICE anthology  is donating twenty percent of proceeds to this organization and encourage you to find a way to give back to these men and women who have given so much for our country.

BREAKAWAY BROOKE isn’t a military story. But it is all about family (and HOT hockey players).

Cop turned PI Brooke Henderson is hired on the down-low to keep an eye on Deacon “Tripp” Sanders after his team wins hockey’s biggest title. The gig should be as easy as an empty-net goal (yes, she knows her hockey!). The anonymous letter threatening trouble doesn’t have much merit and the gorgeous hockey phenom is certainly easy on Brooke’s eyes. If only her woo-woo power wasn’t in full swing and instigating trouble. The erotic pheromones she’d learned to hold in check were drawing men’s unwelcome attention…but giving her the perfect cover as a puck bunny.

Brooke might be trying to keep watch from a distance, but everywhere he looks Deacon’s eyes are drawn to the beautiful warrior like a loose puck in front of the net. Despite his annoyance that his family thinks he can’t keep himself out of trouble, can he convince this exquisite protector to stop fighting her erotic powers long enough to play his game?
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ANGI MORGAN writes Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. Her work is a multiple contest finalist and Publisher’s Weekly best seller. She drags her dogs –and husband– around Texas for research road trips so she can write off her camera. They now have a map with highlighted roads they’ve traveled. Every detour somehow makes it into a book.
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12 comments:

  1. #LOVE story. When my hubby was my fiancé, he was stationed in Thailand (during Vietnam War). He would write to me and in each letter was a poem written from his heart. I learned that Tuesdays and Sundays would be long long days as no letters came on those days. When one week came and no mail, I panicked! Turns out they were under attack and no mail in or out. Then later I learned he was a rescuer of downed pilots . Of course he hung under the helicopter to do it and also went into the jungle looking for them. Today we have been married 47 years and he is still the love of my life who brought me to a dead stop as I came down the stairs at work and first saw him.

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  2. We were both volunteering at a Crisis Centre. Love at first sight & together for over 40 years!
    Jan

    janet_kerr at msn dot com

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  3. A friend i had been pen pals with for over 20 years was talking about her terrible ex son in law. Well I had to fly to NY for the county then flew to Ia for a wedding and during that trip went on a date with the ex-son-in-law and found out he and his mother in law used to can and bake and also she would get his mail when he was out of town for work. Well I flew back to Ca I sold my house and we married in Reno and we landed in Ia where he lived. We now live on 18 acres in a rural area. That is our love story.

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  4. none to share

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  5. Well I've been married and divorced twice so no real love story to tell. I went to school with my first husband and met my second husband when we worked together.

    linda dot henderson70 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Leaving yourself open to love is a story itself, Linda !

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  6. No real love story here, my son went to college and is back home now, working nearby.

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