Deployment/PCS

Deployment Gremlins

My husband deployed a few months ago. It’s been hard. It always is but since he’s been away, I’ve had my fair share of deployment gremlins. Anything and everything will go wrong during deployments. It’s just the nature of the beast. You come to expect it. What I didn’t expect this time around was howContinue Reading “Deployment Gremlins”

Deployment/PCS Guest Blogs

The Sun Still Shines

Sometimes getting through the darkness means being willing to find the sun. “Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary.” This is the writing of theContinue Reading “The Sun Still Shines”

Deployment/PCS

Counting the Days: The Moments Before His Return

“If you’re getting this email…” When I see those words my heart does a little jump. My husband is coming home soon. His unit is preparing families with Return and Reunion briefs, banner making parties, and last minute get-togethers for spouses. A lump builds in my throat and I begin to daydream about the firstContinue Reading “Counting the Days: The Moments Before His Return”

Deployment/PCS

Counting the Days: The Moments Before His Deployment

“If you’re getting this email…” My heart sinks when opening emails from my husband’s unit lately. Emails filled with dates of pre-deployment briefs and links for supportive resources have me wanting to immediately hit the trash icon, erasing them from my computer screen and forgetting I ever opened them. The date in which I haveContinue Reading “Counting the Days: The Moments Before His Deployment”