A few days ago, I watched a Mommycast Video that really piqued my interest. I love all the work these ladies do, but this topic hit near to home. They did a video entitled The Military Father with special guest, Armin Brott, Author the book The Military Father. He gave some great tips on keeping fathers connected during deployment and touched on the “cycle of deployment”.
This family is no stranger to either. I can honestly say that I have personally watched the cycle play out time and time again in myself and my children. But we always pull through just fine, settle into a routine and move forward. We have been facing deployments since 1992 and back then, the communication available to families was strictly in-port phone calls and snail mail letters. How things have changed! On this deployments, Clay not only uses Skype to keep visually connected with the kids, but he’s been able to purchase a local phone # through Skype and is able to call each of our phones any time he finds a moment. It’s truly amazing the way that technology has changed the ability for military families to stay connected! Dads (and deployed moms) can still be an active part in bedtime routines, discipline and comfort.
Great show, Paige and Gretchen! Thank you for introducing us to Armin Brott!
Have a great day~