In this episode, John Ellis shares what he is doing to prepare his children for his upcoming deployment. John serves in the Air Force Reserves and this will be his first deployment. With young children at home, a large part of his own preparation is helping his children understand why Dad will be gone for some time.
Additionally, he has to deal with a lot of difficult subjects, including making sure his will is in order and that his finances are manageable for his family. His choice to serve cost him his marriage, but he’s become a better father throughout the difficulties. Through all of this, he hopes his children will understand why he serves in the military and that he keeps his word.