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Rebekah Sanderlin

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Rebekah Sanderlin is an Army wife, mother of two preschoolers and a freelance writer. Her popular blog "Operation Marriage" has appeared on The Fayetteville Observer's website (http://blogs.fayobserver.com/operationmarriage) for the last five years. She also writes two columns for The Fayetteville Observer and is a frequent contributor to Military.com, CinCHouse.com, CityView magazine and National Public Radio's All Things Considered program. She worked full-time as a journalist prior to the birth of her son in 2004 and her work received numerous awards in investigative reporting and feature writing. She is actively involved as a volunteer with Blue Star Families (www.bluestarfam.org) and the United Warrior Survivor Foundation (www.uwsf.org) and is passionate about finding ways to make military family life sustainable. She is also currently writing a book about her life as a military wife and mother during wartime and multiple combat deployments. Rebekah lives with her husband, two children and an extremely out of control yellow labrador named Hank in Fayetteville, NC.

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Looking for Happiness? Stop Trying to Find It

  • By: Rebekah Sanderlin
  • In 2008 my father was dying, I was pregnant, my husband was deployed to Afghanistan, two doctors told me I had lymphoma, my three-year-old son had been ...

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Our First Anniversary

  • By: Rebekah Sanderlin
  • Last week was mine and my husband’s first anniversary. Not the anniversary of the day when I talked my parents into spending too much money on a party, ...

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What Happens Tomorrow?

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Operation Marriage: The Unbearable Absence of Smelling

  • By: Rebekah Sanderlin
  • There’s this gross thing I do a few weeks before my husband deploys: I steal his dirty t-shirts. Not just any shirts, mind you, only the especially stinky, ...

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Operation Marriage: Living in the New Normal

  • By: Rebekah Sanderlin
  • There's a phrase being tossed around military installations, "living in the new normal." It means that this, this life of repeated deployments, prosthetics, ...

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