Brendon deployed to Afghanistan again. Hard to believe our third deployment has finally started. It's different this time around because I'm not pregnant or having a newborn of some sort. First deployment, Braden was 2 months old when he left. I was pregnant with Jacob during the second deployment.
Braden has taken it the hardest. He knows his daddy is gone to work for a long time but he thinks its his fault. No matter how I've tried to convince him it's not, he doesn't believe me. I feel horrible about it. The first day he was in hysterics. He's calmed down a lot more. He does come to me in random spurts and tells me he misses his daddy. Always breaking my heart.
We also started a paper deployment chain but that's taken forever to put together. After all, 200+ chains to make and put up is a lot of work. Ha!