Listen to my conversation with Ashley Bugge on Hodge Podge Podcast HERE!
Mother. Military Widow. Explorer. Speaker. Award-Winning Author.
Ashley Bugge is an amazing human. In the past two years, she has risen from unimaginable challenges after losing her Naval Officer husband, the late Captain Brian J. Bugge, in a tragic deep diving accident while she was pregnant with the couple’s third child.
Ashley said during our conversation on Hodge Podge Podcast that she is still healing. This resonated with me. And this is why: Ashley has refused to lie in grief. She poignantly put her grief into rich experiences and growth. All the while, acknowledging she is not okay.
She is a real person. A lover of life. A fighter. A survivor.
With such beautiful grace, she has utilized personal stories of turning tragedy into triumph to offer a unique perspective into what it means to overcome adversity and flourish from it.
Always Coming Back Home
An Emotional Tale of Love, Adventure, Tragedy and Hope.
Always Coming Back Home uses heartfelt stories and real-time emails sent from a deployed sailor to his bride, so readers quickly become invested in this young family. The couple takes readers on adventures of sailing and scuba diving throughout the world. They also keep readers laughing as the couple becomes first time parents, anxious with them during military deployments, upset with them through miscarriages and family loss, and finally, heartbroken as it all comes to an end with a single phone call.
Always Coming Back Home is a candid and raw account of two ordinary people coming together to accomplish extraordinary things.
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A Hui Hou: Until We Meet Again
One day in Hawaii, while doing what he loved most, Dadda is lost in a terrible diving accident. At first, Izzy, Hudson, and Addy don’t understand what’s happened. Why is Momma so sad? Why hasn’t Dadda come home for dinner yet? Why are so many people visiting and giving them new toys? But as time passes, the three siblings start to realize where their Dadda has gone. It takes them a lot of bravery to understand why it’s OK to be happy that he gets to dive forever while also being sad because they miss him so much.
A Hui Hou: Until We Meet Again is the heart-wrenching true story of a family’s devastating loss. But it is also a story about understanding, accepting, and processing death and grief, uniquely narrated by children, for children. Izzy, Hudson, and Addy share their experience in the pure, emotional, and unfiltered way needed to help young minds grasp the impossible: the loss of a loved one.
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