It's been one of those weeks in which we struggle with my husband's deployment. Please pray for patience and understanding for both myself and children as we struggle with the emotions of Rich being gone. Katelyn has been dealing with anxiety/stress related neck and back pain - her stress of deployment has presented in physical symptoms and it's very heard to explain this to a 5 year old. Jackson seems to be having increased separation anxiety. The kids struggle with missing dad and don't understand why dad can't talk to us everyday and that "he's been gone too long and it's not fair".