Category: Life

Bukszoo’s Twisted Cheer ~

Most of my slightly ‘off’ ideas start with a spark of intrigue and/or rebellion, wander around trails in my head, pause for rest, pause for prayer, and then take off like I’m driving a Maserati down The Stelvio pass in Italy. This particular idea…

Let Go of the Reins

I began once again to dream about the future at 10:02 pm on a Friday night eleven months and 26 days after Steve died. I only know this because at the exact moment I entered the dark barn on our North Carolina farm that evening,…

Helpless

Excerpt from Married to the SEAL Teams: Lessons in Love “You have the power to heal yourself, and you need to know that.  We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds. Use your…

NAVY SEAL WIDOW REALIZES HUSBAND’S DREAM OF WARRIOR RETREAT

NAVY SEAL WIDOW REALIZES HUSBAND’S DREAM OF WARRIOR RETREAT LZ-Grace, a Facility for Special Operations Veterans,  Breaks Ground November 16th Virginia Beach, VA — Master Chief Steve S. Bukowski passed away suddenly in 2010 after serving thirty-two years as a Navy SEAL, but his…

Honor, Live and Never Forget

To our First Responders across this great land, the many souls who have died as innocent civilians and brave Warriors since September 11, 2001, the families and friends who to this day miss and love, and to our living Warriors who continue daily to…

Over Coffee

Excerpt Chapter from Married to the SEAL Teams: Lessons in Love Love is a constant trying and reaching and failing and falling and trying all over again. ~LB I am sitting on an antique chintz sofa at Blaylock’s Funeral Home waiting to receive your…

Scandalous

Excerpt from: Love is Born in Giant Fields of Crazy (Married to the SEAL Teams ~Lessons in Love) You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over…

My Emily Friend Who Smells Like Pine…

A Christmas Glimpse…  Please take a moment this season to adopt a Warrior who cannot be home with family, give to a foundation to assist the children of fallen Warriors, feed a hungry family, or find a child to “light up” with Love. navysealsfund.org;…

Gathering …

“Close both eyes see with the other one. Then we are no longer saddled by the burden of our persistent judgments our ceaseless withholding our constant exclusion. Our sphere has widened and we find ourselves quite unexpectedly in a new expansive location in a…

Lessons in Cadmium Red

When my father died, I learned the value of heritage. When I was assaulted, I learned I was so much more than my body. When my young friend took his own life, I learned forgiveness. When my unborn babies died, I learned a boundless…

Unstoppable Souls

There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life, or you are the one who will change theirs. The story I’m about to tell you is true. It is the story about an inspirational man, his…

My Elegant Mess

The only time I actually cared about my age was when I was 16 and wanted to be 21 just so I could sing at a piano bar in an elegant dress. No kidding.  I accomplished that at 17 and it wasn’t all I…

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