I wrote a small piece for the "Wives In Bloom" e-zine this month: Advent--A Season of Waiting. This time of year can be so difficult for those who are in transition, and for those with deployed spouses. One of our hardest Christmases was one right before Steve deployed to Iraq. It was nearly impossible to truly enjoy it, feeling the dread of him leaving, and knowing that we would be in the midst of good-byes in a matter of days.
So my heart goes out to all the waiting spouses this year. My prayers are with you!