The holidays are always interesting for a military family. Many are without loved ones or away from family because of where they are stationed. Husbands and wives exchange gifts via Skype and little ones miss their parents who remain on the other side of the world.
I am very fortunate that my husband has not yet been deployed for a Christmas but we have not been home for Christmas Day in three years. Instead, our families hold everything until we are able to make it home and often, Christmas is not celebrated until New Years. I must admit, as tough as it is to not be with all of our family on the actual day, we've gotten into a routine and have begun to create our own little holiday traditions.
So, on this week of Christmas, I would like to say thank you to the military members who are away and to their families who will be without them this year. We all appreciate you so much and wish you a Merry Christmas!