Today Father's day was a little different for me. It took me a little while to figure out how it was.
Now I drive a truck, so I was away from all the kids today. Heck wasn't even close to being in the same state.
It all started off pretty good. I received a call from my oldest son, who is now in Afghanistan. We talked for a good little while before he had to go. Through the day I either received call's from my other kids, or messages on the phone.
I think what was eating at me some today was the fact that if I wanted to, I would have been able to see all of my kids but one, my son. I am starting to figure out how hard this deployment is going to be on me. You see, I've been deployed a few times so I thought going off of those experiences I would be able to handle this better.
I was wrong, and I am seeing how much different the stress is 'on the other side of the fence' so to speak. I can tell this is not going to be an easy year for me, but I will survive.