I will rejoice and be glad in it. Regardless of how I might be feeling inside. Deployments are so hard on a family. They can bring about so many changes as well. I have come to realize this deployment that the changes in me have been for the better. I have learned to accept myself for who I am and not what others expect me to be. You can’t please everyone, but you must please yourself and most importantly the Lord. Sometimes we don’t do things according to what other believe and that is ok. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I welcome that. I think that we all might go through times in our lives where we feel like we are just not the person we are supposed to be. I have fought for years with this feeling. I kept trying to impress others and didn’t do anything for myself or my family. This deployment has shown me that I am a strong person and have many friends who support me. I am so grateful for that.