Stories and Tributes to Those Who Serve Our Country Heart of a Military Woman is a keepsake collection of true short stories, touching tributes and emotive poems, celebrating our active and retired service members. Historic, nostalgic and some quite recent, these are written by military members, their families and loved ones, sharing sentiments and pride as only they can. Swell with pride and feel Red, White and Blue all over as you read from such chapters as:· What Was it Like?, A Day in the Life, and On the Home Front· Enlisting, Recruitment, and Romance in the Ranks· Humor in Uniform, Setting the Bar, and Trailblazers· Blessings from Above, From the Journals and Wisdom· Gold Star Mothers, Living with Loss and Grief· Honoring Our Veterans, Tributes and Accolades· Military Brats, Military Moms and Missions. She is a tough and formidable opponent... Yet her heart will soften and swell with pride as she looks at Old Glory or the men and women and children she serves and protects... Her heart aches for home and her loved ones, especially when she is far away... She is amazing in her ability to adapt, overcome adversity, do whatever it takes and still dance the night away if given a pair of heels, a dress and music. She laughs deeper, loves harder and her heart knows no bounds. That is the heart of a military woman.- Debra Ann Ristau, USARNG Photo-journalist, California Army National Guard, Mother of a U.S. Marine Daughter Women then were taught not to brag about what they do, so often they don't talk about their service at all. Many children of Veterans admitted that they didn't know anything about their mother's service until now.- Kathie Hightower, LTC, USAR (Ret.) Women in the military are some of the strongest people I've ever met. Who else can endure 12 or more hours on the job, many times enduring discrimination, only to come home and slip into wife and mother role, cooking dinner, helping the kids with their homework, putting them to bed and then starting the entire cycle over again?
A former Navy wife, and WestPac Widow, Sheryl Roush has great compassion and admiration for those who serve our country. Sheryl was twice crowned “Ms. Heart of San Diego” for her stellar contributions to battered and homeless women in her community.
Today, she is the President/CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and an 8-time business owner, with 35 years experience in communication. She works with organizations on business success to: increase intrinsic motivation; boost morale; inspire employee engagement; drive productivity; foster team spirit and personal pride; elevate customer service; generate business and client loyalty. Clients bring her on-site to address staff in their workplace, speak at association meetings, conference keynotes and breakout session, seminars, kick-off events and to facilitate retreats.
Programs are high-content and highly-tailored, delivered with a motivational style and tone, creating immediate results. Clients range from associations, biotech, direct sales, education, finance, government, healthcare, hospitality and tourism, insurance and lawyers and law enforcement, manufacturing, military, real estate, retail, technology, transportation, and women in business.
Her 35 years of diverse experience and expertise blends skills for communicating: in person (interpersonal, teams, leadership, interviewing) in public (speaking, training, sales presentations, media interviews, social media), and in print (sales and marketing, graphic design and advertising).
Known as the Sparkle-Tude!® Expert, Sheryl is an internationally top-rated speaker, and was only the sixth woman to earn the elite Accredited Speaker designation from Toastmasters International, from 4.4 million members in 120 countries.
Her keynotes, workshops and retreats rekindle the spirit, raise the bar, and create excitement. Sheryl has presented on programs alongside Olivia Newton-John, Suze Orman and Good Morning America’s Joan Lunden. She has opened conferences for Marie Osmond, and closed for Geena Davis.