Once in a while Operation Solider Care learns that one of our deployed soldiers we supported has returned home safely to a wife and his first child.
Deployments are typically up to 12 months. If a soldier deploys during their child’s tender months then they are missing out on so much. Yes, the email and phone calls do help. Skype does too if you are lucky to have that available to you. Truly there is a sacrifice for them missing out on the day-to-day milestones like a baby’s first tooth, first steps and first words such as “Da-da” are gone.
It’s times like this that we are reminded of the sacrifices of those servicemen and women who have served, and who are still serving on foreign soil. Their call to serve and protect comes with a sacrifice that can not be made up.
We at Operation Soldier Care would like to say “Thank you” to all those with families making the sacrifice for us and our country.
May the Lord God bless you all until you return home to your families!