We tend to make the best of our circumstances. For the first five years of our marriage we spent a lot of time apart. Two deployments and a lot of training. Your military friends very much become family. Some years, Thanksgiving was with the friends and spouses who’s significant others weren’t home. Other years (my favorite), consisted of hosting for other soldiers and their families. Now going into our second Thanksgiving with my husband out of the service, we are very thankful for being close to family. No matter the season, there are things to smile about and be thankful for. I hope you are enjoying your day, however you are spending it. There is so much to be thankful for.