5 years after he left, the memories are strong. So glad he’s back.
Strength Finds Us.
These days, four months after Horatio returned from his 20 month deployment, people still say they don’t know how we did it.
Horatio gets looks of pity for having been away from his family for so long, and friends and acquaintances alike ask me how I made it through such a long time parenting solo, where I found the strength to endure the hard times. They feel sad for what Horatio missed, but they often appear dumbfounded by how we made it through back home, without him. I frequently get asked how I found the strength, and I’ll admit, sometimes it was hard to find, but when I think of those times, the moments I myself wondered how we’d make it to the end of the deployment, I say, I’m a woman, strength found me.
We casually went about our daily routines most of the time. Going through the…
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