I recently had the opportunity to do some guest-blogging over at Singing Through the Rain, the blog of a dear friend of mine who is an Airforce spouse. Her husband was getting ready to return from a six-month overseas deployment and she was asking about what to expect – both what she could expect personally, and what people reading her blog who aren’t associated with the military could expect her to experience.
I’ve written two posts, one for civilians, and one for the military family. I hope that you will take a chance to read them!
Military reunions are well-known as very exciting and happy experiences, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that homecoming and reintegration are very difficult times as well. For a military family, the weeks before their reunion is an anxiety-filled wait, and the weeks and months after their reunion are filled with many challenges…read more here: http://www.singingthroughtherain.net/2012/04/dear-civilians-what-you-need-to-know-about-military-homecomings-and-reintegration.html
A military family that has gone through a deployment is much like a puzzle that has been wrecked and the pieces scrambled. After the deployment, the family has to put their puzzle back together. Here are some tips to help you through this process… read more here: http://www.singingthroughtherain.net/2012/04/the-reintegration-puzzle-putting-the-pieces-back-together.html