Journey Through Deployment : Review
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I had heard about Journey Through Deployment on Pinterest and thought it could be a very helpful resource when that unfortunate deployment time came. So when I was contacted by Kathryn to review her book, I couldn't believe I could be so lucky.
Journey Through Deployment: Stepping Forward with Confidence During Military Separations
Author: Kathryn Sneed
Rating: 4 stars
From the first moment your spouse (or significant other) comes home and tells you he's being deployed to the homecoming and reintegration, this book covers it all! Journey Through Deployment is chalked full of helpful advice. Not only does it have advice about getting through deployment, but it also has personal stories from Kathryn and other wonderful military spouses.
As a future military spouse, one of my greatest fears is deployment. After reading this book, some of my fears have been calmed, others heightened a little. The main thing from this book that calmed me was the idea that women have done it before, and made it through but mainly, you are not alone in this journey. You have family and friends and other military spouses to help you out! Knowing that others are willing to help leaves my mind at peace.
I loved Journey Through Deployment because it is real; it isn't just a stuffy self-help book. As you turn the pages, the tears will roll down your face as you can imagine the same situations happening to yourself or your friends. It made me want to be a better friend to my best friend, currently going through deployment. It helped me realized that just a simple phone call, hug, and quality time spent together can mean more than I ever imagined.
This book is a wonderful resource, just like I thought it would be. It is a book I am glad I read and will re-read once deployment gets closer. I believe Journey Through Deployment will be most helpful for girlfriends, fiances, and new military wives who are new to deployment. While it might be most helpful to those who are on a first time deployment, I can also see how having the reassurance and advice to lean back on could also help more seasoned wives.
I've already recommended this book to my best friend. Pick this book up, I promise you won't regret it.
*I was given this book for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.