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Getting through the holidays can be especially hard on military families. We miss our absent loved ones and try to connect with them across the distance. Sometimes our attempts fail, and we are left with an empty feeling, or the packages we sent them don’t arrive in time. When we do make contact, there is the aftermath when the conversation is over. The silence that follows the lingering warmth can be deafening.

After the holidays are over and our lives return to the two-dimensional business of routine, we continue to wait while we seek meaning and depth to a life without that third and missing part. We can. We have in place a strategy for living day-to-day, and we slip back into it. We return to our affirmations, our morning devotionals, our projects and keep on searching out blessings.

This little piece came across Facebook at New Year’s, and I thought it would be appropriate to share.

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