It has been 5 years, but I still remember that lonely, aching feeling of not having my husband home at Christmas…knowing he was a world away and just as lonely for us.
My parents were wonderful that year. They did a great job of making holiday traditions as fun and memorable as possible. But still…
…husband and dad was missing, and we were nowhere near other Army families who understood the heartaches of deployment.
Now that we do live in a military environment, I am around the families of deployed soldiers on a regular basis. I feel with them and for them. And I know that, while these families will do their best to make this upcoming Christmas season a good one, there will be a gaping hole in their celebrations.
That’s why it makes me happy to hear of people and organizations who work to make life easier, and maybe even a little happier, for military families during the holidays.
I just recently became aware of one such organization’s efforts, and I’d like to share a description of what is being done: