What I didn't talk about was how it affected the Wife. I won't bother putting words in her mouth, I will simply redirect you to her blog and her post, Putting Our Hearts on The Line. Here is an excerpt:
"But this post is to honor and thank those families out there who love someone in service. Your loved ones may put their lives on the line, but we put our hearts on the line. I thank you for supporting and encouraging those following their calling, even if it isn’t yours and even if it’s scary and uncomfortable at times. It’s God’s will for us, just as it is for them. Humbly, I thank you."
If you were kind enough to share/forward my posts, please do the same with her post. The amount of support I've gotten has been more help than I could ever begin to explain. I know hearing from you lot will help her just as much.