Homecoming, one word that can bring tears instantly to my eyes. Tears of joy, tears of relief, tears of gratitude. For our family, this week marks one year since my husband returned from a nine month deployment. He left when our son was 8 months old and returned to a walking, talking, 17 month old toddler. A year later, we are now on shore duty in sunny California, expecting our second baby boy this summer. There were many moments during that deployment that I thought this time would never come. The days that dragged on and the nights that dragged even longer with a teething baby. Homecoming never seemed close enough. Deployments are hard, there’s no way to sugar coat it. For many of you, you’re in the middle of deployment right now. Sometimes deployment keeps getting extended and that homecoming date shifts further and further away. Hang in there, because your day is coming soon.
As I think about the year that has passed, I’m reminded on why I started The Navy Mom in the first place. Thank you for being a part of our community. I hope that in the midst of whatever military life is bringing you, whether that be deployment, homecoming, moving, or simply finding your way, that The Navy Mom can be a helpful resource along your journey.For our family and friends, thank you for your love and support!
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