the road is a little longer this time

One month down and only 14 to go! I try to say that enthusiastically, but it still seems like a pretty long time--because it is. Last tour was only (in the end) 11 months, and I appreciate that more now than ever because of the long road that lies ahead of us in this deployment. For grown ups it doesn't seem quite as long because we don't age much in a year and a half, but children--oh my goodness, they are different people. Our seven month old will be nearly two by the time Kevin gets back and our other son-nearly five. When you think in terms of the entire deployment, it gets pretty overwhelming, so we're taking this very long journey a day at a time.

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