My son has once again been deployed, this time to Afghanistan. We, as a family, spent a few days together before he left. This time is the hardest, as in addition to leaving saying good-bye to his wife, he is also leaving his infant son.
He will be missing quite a few firsts this year as the lil one gets his first tooth, takes his first step, and says Da-Da when he wakes up at night.
He had whispered a few words to his son before he left, "Be sure to be good for your Mommy. Remember that I love you. And Please... don't grow too big while I'm away".
Please, keep my son, as well as all members of the military who are sacrificing so much to defend our freedom, in your prayers. Pray for their safe return. Pray for a time when their duty will no longer be needed.