Be Safe, Love Mom – By Elaine Lowry Brye
As Military Moms we face unique challenges every day and author Elaine Lowry Brye is no different. In her new book, Be Safe, Love Mom, she makes her Military Mom journey come to life through stories that made me feel as if they were my own.
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Through fifteen years of goodbyes and a flurry of emotions, Elaine chronicles her own experiences with four children, all officers, and imparts her wisdom on how to navigate through it all. Her story, as well as those she shares of other Military parents, was like seeing a reflection of my own experiences through the years as an Army Mom.
Her strength and guidance is a must for any Military Mom, regardless of where you may be on your Military Mom journey.
Elaine’s transition to Military Mom is one of the many reasons I loved reading “Be Safe, Love Mom“. She does so graciously with strength from within that rings so clear and true for me. Our inner most feelings as Military Moms are practically inexplicable to anyone outside of our one-of-a-kind sisterhood and throughout this book, I felt the things she feels. She understands.
I especially like Elaine’s way of handling her fascinating and often difficult adventure’s as a Military Mom. When I read the chapter entitled, Semper Gumby, I knew she had to be my soul sister! She writes, “… a motto that will make your life easier as soon as you learn to embrace it fully: Semper Gumby. Always flexible.”
Transitioning from parent of civilian to parent of service members is not easy and Elaine does it with grace and honor. We all have a lot to learn from her courage and insights.
Be Safe, Love Mom is filled with a real cast of characters that could be you, me or any of our Military sons and daughters. She really brings home the message that we are all in this together.
As I read this book, I laughed and cried with her as her stories unfolded – from family life on the farm to a year spent working in Afghanistan.
Be Safe, Love Mom is a “must-read” for anyone who wants an inside look at the life of a Military Mom and especially for those who are navigating a similar journey.