Journey Through Deployment Giveaway!!!

I feel so fortunate to be able to offer up this giveaway.  Not only is it an amazing chance to get an amazing book, but I am lucky enough to call this blogger a friend.  If you haven’t already checked out Singing Through the Rain, I highly suggest you do.  She has such an amazing spirit!

This giveaway is also sponsored by another person I can call friend.  Many Waters has been a sponsor for my blog a few times and she was kind enough to offer her support to make this giveaway possible.  Her blog is awesome and she is a crock pot diva and her recipes never fail to wow me!  Be sure to check her out!


Hi Everyone,
My name is Kathryn and I blog over at Singing Through the Rain. I am so excited that “A Girl” is letting me guest post today and so excited to be here on her awesome blog!

I am 26 years old and have been an Air Force wife for 5 years now. In 2011, my family went through our first deployment and it was definitely an eye-opener. During that time I blogged all about my adventures at home with my 16 month old son. From the day I said goodbye, each and every murphy’s law experience, to the day we met in each other’s arms at the airport, I put it all out there for the world to see on my blog.

Some experiences were heart-breaking, others were encouraging, all were lessons learned. Now, two years later I decided to compile these posts into a book called, Journey Through Deployment: Stepping Forward with Confidence During Military Separations.

This decision came from all the emails, comments, and messages I received on these posts from other military spouses. I got tons of emails, asking for help and tips to get through deployment and I was overwhelmed with the response. Since my blog is all about encouraging and helping others, I wanted to make it easy for people to read my experiences and gain insight and encouragement. And so after about a year the book came out and it has been a joy sharing it all over the web!

I hope that you will check it out, share it, and enter to win a copy either for you or another military spouse. Enjoy!

Journey Through Deployment


Deployment is a journey. What will yours be like?

No goodbye is ever easy, but this – this was a lot harder than I ever anticipated. And you know what the ironic thing is? Saying goodbye wasn’t even the hardest part. Letting go and watching him walk away: that was the hardest part.

homcoming 2011

Deployment is an uncertain time filled with many fears. You may wonder how you will get through each day, how you will cope, and what you will do during this time. The fears and worries can be endless. But the journey doesn’t have to be intimidating. You too, can learn to step forward with confidence and experience hope, joy, and encouragement in deployment.

Journey Through Deployment: Stepping Forward with Confidence During Military Separations is filled with:

  • Tips for preparing yourself and your family for deployment.
  • Hope and encouragement to get you through deployment.
  • A section for civilians to learn what military life is like.
  • Tips for preparing yourself and your family for reintegration.
  • Stories, lessons, and journeys of other military spouses just like you!

This is a journey you were meant to take. Don’t let deployment intimidate you; learn to step forward with confidence. Remember: you are not alone. The challenges in this journey may be waiting to dishearten you, but you can and will overcome them and experience hope and encouragement on the road ahead.

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Kathryn is a 20-something stay-at-home mother and military wife. She keeps busy by taking care of her two kids- one who has special needs, and blogging about faith, marriage, motherhood, military life and more at In her spare time, she likes hanging out with friends and going on date nights with her husband!

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About A Girl

A Girl is a 20 something blogger who began blogging in 2008 as a means of coping with a deployment. She is a Veterinary Technician by trade and loves her work in Emergency and Critical Care. She is married to a 11 year veteran of the USMC reserves, whom she meet shortly after he returned from a deployment. They have been married for four years, have three, very bratty dogs, and are currently trying to muddle through the aftermath of a difficult deployment for both.

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