I wanted to clarify something. Jen commented in my last post and ended with I hope that you will be able to find peace with your decision and trust in the Lord. And I got to thinking, did I sound like I was not at peace with our decision? Did I sound anxious about it? (cause we all know I have some major anxiety issues) I want to state that I am very much at peace with our decision to be in the military, or more specifically, the Army. I can't even go into the people we've met, experiences and opportunities that have been avaliable because of being in the military that otherwise would not have been there. Yes, my husband will deploy. Millions have done it before. Millions more will. The reality of deployment was in my face every day when we lived in San Antonio. Our street had a burn victim not to mention a kid across the street whose leg was blown up and when we left he was thinking of just taking off the whole thing. Every time I took the kids to the doctor we would see amputees every where. We had several people call the house (I was RS pres) and ask for blessings down at the hospital for their husband/son because they had lost limbs and/or been burned. I know that marriages break up over deployments. I know that there are families whose husbands do not come back. But I also know that this is the right place for us to be. It has given our family stability, health care, travel, and schooling opportunities. So, yes, military life is not suited to everyone. And whats too bad is many of them don't know it until they've already signed up. But not for us. This is the place for us. As we get closer to the end of this next enlistment (which won't be for a while) we will be reevaluating to make sure it is still the right place.