A few years ago, the Lord laid on my sister-in-law's heart to start a Bible study with some of her friends. It was neat how the Lord worked things out. When Dawnielle began planning it, we realized it was all military wives who would be coming. We had a time of fellowship as well as a time of study and really enjoyed chatting about the trials and joys experienced as military wives (and as wives in general).
In addition to another study source, Dawnielle introduced to us Hope for the Homefront by Marshele Waddell. We read it together "book club" style and laughed about how much we could relate to the Marshele's experiences. As cliche as it sounds, I laughed and cried while reading that book. I have to confess that I had never read any military "help" books before although there are so many great resources out there. I just didn't think I'd read anything that wouldn't be something I'd already heard or experienced myself. Marshele's stories WEREN'T new, and that's what was so great...I could relate!
A couple of summers ago, I lent my copy to a fellow military wife whose husband was deployed. She was having a pretty tough time, and I thought that Hope for the Homefront would show her the more lighthearted side of a deployment. It did! She finished it in just a couple of days and told me that it was an incredible blessing.
This book is not exclusively for military wives but for anyone who has to be separated from a loved one for any amount of time. It is tremendously difficult to stay positive when you can't be with someone you love.
The Lord and His Word are my number one source of comfort when my husband is away, but books like these are a refreshment and a blessing.
Visit Hope for the Homefront to read information about the book Hope for the Homefront and other books written by Marshele.