By the time you read this, my soldier will be home from a deployment.  

It snuck up on us this time around. A few months ago they said he mightgo home early if they could find a replacement for him. There was a lot of “maybe this” and “maybe that.” 

It dragged on for months. I’m used to that kind of Army talk.

Then all of a sudden he says, “Hey, I’m coming home in two weeks.”