It's a sacrifice for sure. I never deployed for a full year due to my job and I remember how much I missed them after only 6 months. 1 year away from my kids would kill me. I'm thankful for those stronger than me who can can make this sacrifice!
these videos always make me cry i am also thankful for these men and women that give up so many things that we take for granted everyday. it makes me want to hold my loved ones a little bit tighter everyday