I am a stay-at-home mom to a very high energy homeschooled eighth grader. I’m married to an active duty soldier who has deployed several times. We feel like we’re pro’s at this deployment thing now, though I am of the theory that life’s journey is always ready and willing to teach us deep insights about ourselves and our impact on those we love and cherish. We confronted each deployment with strength, courage, and a commitment to live each day apart in a way that honored our soldier’s sacrifices.  It’s all in the sake of living a fulfilled life, full of joy, love, and grace, regardless of the circumstances.