Ten nursing Soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, created a stir across the media in September when a photo of the ACUs-clad moms holding their children to their discreetly covered breasts appeared as a trending news story on Facebook.
It starts with respect—specifically, to hold in esteem or honor, to show regard or consideration for someone’s rights or preferences.
Not by accident, each of the military services has a set of core values to live by; they include the words “respect,” “service before self,” or “honor.” Just as each service branch has its set of core values, so should every relationship, personal or professional.
My husband loves scary movies. I, on the other hand, get scared too easily to enjoy them. I once agreed to watch a scary movie with him but after watching the opening previews for other movies had to stop. It was too much. The previews. I’m a chicken.
Every year about this time, I go on a half-hearted crash diet involving tuna fish, hard-boiled eggs, and colon cleansing rabbit food. I dig frantically through the neglected stash of garments in the back of my closet in hopes of finding a dress that still fits and a pair of shoes that won’t make me walk like a Sleestak.