This Christmas, I am very grateful to have my husband home. I know that there are many readers of this blog who are not as lucky, and I want you to know that you are in my prayers.
If you feel the need to have a sharp knife piercing your heart, check out this video: Bring Him Home Santa.
Six years ago, Bill was not home for Christmas. It was a bad holiday. Back then, I wrote about what it was like, and a few years ago, I posted that memory on my blog. I've come a long way in six years, and would like to think that things wouldn't be as bad now that I have children who are older and more helpful. I'm not sure, though. Older children have different ways of making life difficult.
If Santa didn't bring your soldier home this Christmas, I sincerely hope that the rest of his deployment goes quickly for you. And if you have no deployed soldier in your life, try to say a prayer today for those who can not fully experience the joy of Christmas, especially the children.