Legacy Essays

I Married the End of the World

I Married the End of the World

Written by Katye Riselli for Volume VIII of Legacy Magazine Art by Morgan Snyder We were walking around our new neighborhood a few days after he’d finally arrived—weeks behind the girls and me. T...
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Military Spouse writer shares health journey in new Legacy Essay

What Began with a Dog

Written by Jennifer Wake   Gold, red, orange, brown and even some green leaves drift onto her hair. She looks up to see all the trees showering their leaves down onto her and her oblivious dog. She...
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Army Veteran and author featured in Legacy Essays

Feet and Knees Together

Written by Kelli Baker I set out on the road with all my belongings stuffed into my small silver convertible. The cool northern Maryland breeze blows my hair as I make my way south. On this ...
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Military Spouse and her two children.

Running on Empty

Written by Sarah Ortiz Benson  The temperatures are dropping, with gusts of welcome wind. Pumpkins and harvest décor abound, despite the lack of colorful leaves. The state is aglow with football’s ...
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Military Spouse and mother to special needs military child, understanding the power of words

The Power of Words

Written by Elizabeth Fought Time rolled by slowly. I busied myself playing with our 1-year-old, trying to not let worry cloud my mind while keeping a nervous eye on the clock. The waiting room bega...
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Military spouse begins to carve out a space for herself with a puzzle in the margins of military life

Pieces of the Puzzle

Written by Jessica Harbin In the back of the house, there is a small table buried under piles of children’s school papers, baseball mitts, and art projects. She picked out the table for its straigh...
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A military family is preparing for a military move, father holds his daughter.

Between Worlds

Written by Lindsay Swoboda | Photography by Annie Louise Wilkins     My husband Ryan and I stood in Walmart, judging the size and price of strollers.   “This is ridiculous,” I said, wiping my bro...
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Military Family relocated to Hawaii looking to find a sense of home after a Military Move

Paddling Toward Home

Written By Elizabeth Bosse | Photography by Annie Louise Wilkins    “Hey,” she says, showing him her phone. “This place just posted stand-up paddle boards for sale in Haleiwa.”  He looks at her wit...
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