Legacy Essays

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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Spouses within the Military Life

Strength + Surrender as a Military Spouse

In honor of National Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which occurs each year in May, members of our Legacy Team gathered our thoughts on what the words strength and surrender have meant for us on ...
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Military Spouse Writer and Mother shares a moment with her military child.

Bare Branches

 Written by Jessica Fountain | Photography by Ryan Swoboda The boy looks up at the trees pointing to one with bare twigs, “that tree is dead, right mama?” She follows his finger and finds the misf...
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