My husband is deployed. There it is. Plain and simple. Black and white. The undeniable truth. For two years, I’ve grown accustomed to having a man around to do the dirty work, and not just any man, my man. Now, I’ve been left to my own devices. I’ll have to learn to fix the leak in the sink, unclog the hair from the shower drain, and dare I say it….mow the lawn. As my first time with a deployment, this next year is going to be an experience….learning? growing? lousy? Time will tell. Whatever the circumstances, I plan to “bloom where I’m planted”.