Now that deployment is officially over, prepare for the homecoming! It is one of the sweetest moments that you will ever experience, and it will make you realize that the entire wait was worthwhile.
You see the plane land, you wait for the buses to bring your family back, you see them get off, then you go running. It is wonderful to have them with you, knowing that they’re safe, seeing that they’re safe.
You won’t have to struggle through a deployment for at least another year, but cherish all of the time that you have with them; it goes by fast.
However, stay strong and be proud. Everything was worth it.