When your spouse is gone, your entire life is in the shadow of deployment.  You feel the weight of his/her absence at every holiday, birthday, and anniversary.  And then the moment your spouse gets home, that weight is lifted and it's back to business as usual.

It's hard to keep in mind that a battalion of different spouses replaced yours.

Those of us who are lucky enough to have our spouses home this holiday season, we should take a moment to remember that there are thousands of other spouses who aren't home with their families.  Please remember them today, the brave men and women who serve our country, many of whom are too young to even rent a car...

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