*hugs* There seems to be a lot of women joining the deployment club recently.
Aw. Sorry. My niece just had her hubs leave too. Such a difficult thing to experience. My hubs was in the navy for 6 years and although he never went to war the deployments were long and plentiful. HUGS!! Hang in over there. So glad you linked up so I could "meet" you.
*hugs* stay strong.
Sending HUGE HUGS!!!!! I have been there before- both with my own hubs & my brothers too.