Of course, there are the guys that aren't coming home, and my heart goes out to those families. The ones who have already welcomed their soldier home and said goodbye in a completely different way. I can only pray that everyone involved can get the healing they need after this deployment.
It's hard to believe that the time has gone so fast, but then again, I know that the time seems completely different when you're staring down a deployment! I'm just watching the time fly by, watching the kiddos grow in leaps and bounds every time I blink!