Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Day After He Left for Iraq: A Story of Love, Family, & Reunion


One thing that many Army Wives are known for is preparation.  The Army loves throwing situations at families in which they are not familiar with or are uncomfortable with.  For instance, deployments or overseas moves.  When given a possible deployment date or PCS orders to move to say, Germany, what do all wives do...??  They research.  They want to know what they are facing, how hard it's going to be, and what there is to expect.  This is one of the primary reasons why I started incorporating so much Army information into my blog.  There is so much to know out there, having one more resource to help you navigate this hectic lifestyle is always welcomed.

That's what I felt about this book.  We are currently facing a deployment of our own and although he won't be going to Iraq, the concept of "deployment" still scares the heck out of me.  This book shows the raw emotional truth of the toll that deployment can take on a family.  It brings all things good and bad to the forefront for evaluation.  Reading this book reassures me that us waiting to have children is the right step to take.

If you are a wife facing deployment, especially if you have children, I recommend this book. 

It isn't all pretty, but it's real... and that's all army life is.

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