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Surviving a Deployment
Deployments are hard… hard for everyone involved. I have been on both sides of the deployment stress, I deployed in 2003 when I was still on Active Duty for the Army. And, I have had to deal with my Hubby deploying while I stayed stateside. I was lucky enough that I had not had kids yet when I deployed, and my Hubby (although he was not my hubby yet) was with me on the tour.
There is nothing easy about being separated from your family for a long period of time. Things change, routines get turned upside down and staying in contact with your loved ones is difficult. We have spent many birthdays and holidays with our laptops next to us while logged into Skype, hoping the connection was strong and we didn’t get disconnected. The kids holding up their presents to the computer so that Daddy could see what Santa brought.
Duracell recently had the honor to meet a military family in California. The young daughter showed them how she was able to have the comfort of her father’s voice during his deployment through a battery-powered recordable teddy bear. They were so moved by this family, that they made a film inspired by their story. Things like this melt my heart, because just being able to hear your loved ones voice is a blessing.
I absolutely love that Duracell wants to power more comforting moments for loved ones through a donation of $100,000 to USO’s Comfort Crew for Military Kids.
Continue the conversation by sharing the film and find out how you can donate to the cause through the USO at http://www.uso.org/donate.
Have you ever been through a deployment? How did you handle it?