Deployment is becoming more real for us. Not only for one person in our family, but two. Not our son, but our soon-to-be son in law. We're all aware anything can happen after the election, but it's very unlikely that we'll pull out right away. So...it's very real for us.
As for now, we're just walking this road God has paved for us and trusting Him in all things. It's not "new" news, just more news. Being that the time frame for when they will take off isn't definite and it looks to be more like next spring or summer, we'll just continue to take it one day at a time, cherish our time together even more, and know that God is in control.
It's not easy to think about my husband leaving for 12 months. In fact, I try my best not to think about it for now! But, if and when he does deploy, I have a wonderful friend who is showing me that everything will be OK. She's such a great example of God's overflowing comfort, peace and strength, as her husband is deployed right now. I see it in her every time we're together, and there's not a doubt in my mind that God orchestrated our friendship...and I'm so very, very grateful for that!!