During the month of December thousands of US troops are heading home just in time for the holidays. This past week hundreds of military families were reunited with Soldiers returning to Fort Wainwright after a year-long deployment to Iraq. These military families will receive the best present of all this Christmas, however still others will be spending the holidays with their loved one far away.
How do you celebrate the holidays if your spouse is days away from deploying or will be returning a week or two after Christmas Day?
Here are some ideas on how to include them in the celebration:
The more deployments and separations we experience, the more we learn and the more creative we become.
Celebrating Christmas on Christmas isn't what is most important. It is remembering the reason for season and finding a way to celebrate in whatever way works for your family.
How are you celebrating the holidays this year? Is your spouse home or away? Share your thoughts and advice on how to celebrate when a loved one is not home for holidays.
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