Stories for 2008


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TAPS Magazine Winter 2008

Volume 14, Issue 4

12/21/2008 - TAPS Quarterly Magazine
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From Attitude to Gratitude

We had no choice in the circumstances that have taken our loved ones. But we do have a choice in opening our hearts to each other.

12/21/2008 - Betsy Beard
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Snowflakes

Every time you see a snowflake or just imagine one, remember to cherish its unique design and pattern…and to cherish your unique footprint through grief.

12/21/2008 - Darcie Sims
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Run and Remember: My Destiny

My journey has brought me here once again, to Arlington: the place where Will lies with our nation’s heroes and presidents, the place where I said my final goodbye.

12/21/2008 - Xiomara Hall
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Run and Remember: Marine Corps Marathon Forward

Race day! I wake up at 0400 and jump in the shower to start my morning. While I am shaving I hear what sounds like thunder.

12/21/2008 - Dustin Kazmar
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Christmas in Section 60, Arlington National Cemetery

We will remember all the love, all the good times, and all the Christmases of the past as we look forward to the day when we will celebrate together once again.

12/21/2008 - Scott Warner
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TAPS Magazine Fall 2008

Volume 14, Issue 3

9/21/2008 - TAPS Quarterly Magazine
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Military Children and Grief

Recognizing how different a military death is for the surviving children is an important step in helping them cope with grief.

9/21/2008 - TAPS
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Finding Joy in the Midst of Despair

Humor helps bring balance back into our lives, at a time when we may not believe there will ever be another joyful moment to be found.

9/21/2008 - Darcie Sims
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I knew I was picking the right table

We just "get" each other. It is the cliché of belonging to a club you never wanted to join, but are grateful to be a part of.

9/21/2008 - Sarah Greene
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Helping Military Kids with Traumatic Death

One goal of trauma work with children is to restore safety and protection to children who have experienced the loss of a parent in combat.

9/21/2008 - Linda Goldman
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TAPS Magazine Summer 2008

Volume 14, Issue 2

6/21/2008 - TAPS Quarterly Magazine
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Dealing with the Media

Many families who have lost a loved one in the military, our interactions with the media are interwoven with our experiences immediately after our loved one dies.

6/21/2008 - Ami Neiberger-Miller
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TAPS Magazine Spring 2008

Volume 14, Issue 1

3/21/2008 - TAPS Quarterly Magazine
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A Different Path

One of the blessings of TAPS is that it is a safe place where those of us on this journey of grief can come together, sit down, and share our individual stories.

3/21/2008 - Randy Beard
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I Never Got to Know You…

They both agree that, if at all humanly possible, it is important to maintain the family ties with the people who raised their children’s father.

3/21/2008 - Betsy Beard
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Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law

The pain effectively keeps us focused on ourselves and the unique relationship we had with the person who is now gone forever from our earthly lives.

3/21/2008 - Stephanie Frogge