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Hi! I’m Anna! I moved my blog over to http://www.athoughtfullove.com/?page_id=2618  so come visit there! 🙂

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  1. Found your blog just this past month, I’ve really been enjoying it. Wish we were neighbors, our outlooks sound so similar 🙂
    All the best to you all.

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  2. Love your blog!! I really need to take some ideas from moms about teaching my kids respect and how not to be greedy! I hope I learn a lot from your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much! I find that literally every day is a new learning experience for me as mom, so I’m always looking for ways to better myself in the mommy department. haha I’m thrilled that you love my blog!

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  3. Hi Anna, I’ve just discovered your blog and fallen in love with your writing and honesty.

    I’m a content producer from an Australian parenting website, http://www.kidspot.com.au and we would love to republish your article on our site with full credit and links back to your blog of course:

    https://thishouseisourhome.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/kids-arent-expensive-but-that-other-thing-sure-is/

    If you’re interested, please get in contact with me via email: gkoelma@kidspot.com.au

    Cheers,

    Grace

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  4. Hi Anna! My name is Leslie Means. I’m the co-founder of herviewfromhome.com – an online lifestyle magazine for women written by women across the globe. We recently shared this article: https://thishouseisourhome.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/kids-arent-expensive-but-that-other-thing-sure-is/ on our social media sites – and it went crazy! I couldn’t find your contact information, but I would love to chat with you about being a monthly contributor on our site. We pay (a little) per views. If you’re interested – can you give me a shout at leslie@herviewfromhome.com Thanks!

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  5. Thank you for putting words to all that I’ve been feeling but couldn’t express as beautifully as you have. My husband is a LEO in the St. Louis area and it’s been rough, really rough. I don’t know other police wives, so I felt very supported when I read your “You Betrayed Them” piece!

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    1. Nancy, I can’t even imagine what it must be like there. It looks and sounds even worse than it’s been here. One thing that definitely helped me with the whole LEOW thing is joining some different police fb pages and forums. It makes such a difference to have some connection with others that are on the same page, you know? I’d love to stay in touch if you ever need to talk, rant or anything else. Lots of love and prayers to you and your husband.

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    2. I loved reading your supportive response and would really like to keep in touch/correspond once in a while. Is there a less public way to email you or would you prefer I just post here? Some things that would be nice to be able to talk about with another LEOW aren’t things I’d be comfortable posting on a website. Whatever is best for you. Let me know!
      Nancy

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      1. Nancy, I’d love to! Just comment here with your email address (I’ll keep the comment hidden from the public) and I’ll send you an email! 🙂

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  6. God keep you and your family safe. Thank you for your service. There are millions of people who feel as you do, my family and myself included.
    Craig

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  7. Hi Anna,
    I couldn’t find a place to personal message you but I wanted to both comment and ask a question of your post on the 20th. This is for my deep longing for understanding not for any judgement or criticism.
    If you wouldn’t mind a conversation below is my email address. Thanks, Becca
    Nopainnojain@gmail.com

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  8. Hi Anna,
    I’m sorry that I found your blog through these tragic events, but I am thankful that I did find it. As a law enforcement wife I thank you for your powerful words. I also look forward to enjoying your blog during happier times.
    Karen

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  9. Anna,

    I am a fellow Leo wife and your words ring so true and I thank you for taking the time to say was so many of us want to.

    No one understands the fear that we experience every day our husbands walk out the door; even more so now and I appreciate you bringing that to light through your beautifully worded post.

    Merry Christmas and God bless you.

    Lisa

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  10. May God watch over your husband and all police officers and first responders. It’s heart wrenching the evil acts which have occurred. I only hope and prayer that this is a wake up call for change and that their deaths are not in vain, but their families will be forever devastated. Blessing to you and yours.

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  11. Anna I am not even sure what to say after reading this blog of yours. It hit so close to home. I’m from new York – but I am now living in Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
    i use to work for the port authority of NY & NJ. My father was a NYC cop so I am fully aware of the difficult things that families must go through.
    Your article on the shooting of those 2 brave officers was just spectacular. You said everything I was feeling and the pain I was experiencing.
    Thank you so much for clarifying the thoughts in my head & heart.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and may we all have a safe, loving, caring new year

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    1. Liz, Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing your thoughts. It’s hard to explain that LEO connection until you’ve experienced it, but once you have it’s such a strong, beautiful bond. God bless you and thank your father for his service.
      PS. I have family on the Cape, too! So beautiful there! 🙂

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  12. Thank you for writing this, the police officers and their families need to know there is support out there for them. God Bless you and your family

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  13. Thank you for writing this, I’m glad it’s spreading. My father was a NYC police officer for 25 years and thank God, we never had that dreaded knock on the door. The police and their families need to know there are so many people out there that will support them 100%. Thank you again and I hope you have a beautiful holiday season.

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    1. I’m glad that people got something out of it, especially all the police families. There is definitely lots of support, and I think more people are now taking the time to say and show it, which is wonderful. Happy New Year!

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  14. Thank you for your brave and impactful words. May God Bless and protect your brave husband and the countless others who put their lives on the line each and every day!

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    1. agreed. thank you for your bravery in writing the words and your bravery in leaving them up even as people harass you. god speed to you, your babies, your man, and all the men and women in blue

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  15. Thanks Ana. I agree with your thoughts. People either aren’t thinking or are more motivated by scoring political points than the protecting the lives of people of all races. I blame the Mayor and City Council as well as the religious and social leaders. And, parents who have not taught their children, now adults, that they have to think before they act and they’re responsible for the consequences of their actions.

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