My husband and I have been together for 10 years married for three of those wonderful years. I love my husband deeply and with every fiber of my body and sole. We have a 3 yrs old and a 2 yrs old. My husband left 2 days ago for a military deployment over seas for at least one year. I find my self crying over the slightest reminder that he is gone. I am terrified of what may happen to him and don't know exactly how to explain to our children why he is no longer at home. I find that people don't know how to react to me during this time. Some tell me they will pray for our family and my husband, which I appreciate. Other's begin to tell me stories of their families or friends which have been overseas. Sometimes this is helpful. Other times, like when they tell stories of soldiers getting killed or harmed, these stories are really unwanted. I feel as though I am going through a greiving process like he has been killed. I cry at the sight of his shirt that he left laying out before he left. I cry at the sight of his tooth brush that he will not be using for at least one year. I am told this will get better. I certainly hope so.