I have been a military sister, wife, mother, and now grandmother. I've seen many changes, but the worry, the work, and the pride remains constant. The first deployment I experienced was Viet Nam. No email, no Skype ... just snail mail, and that usually came in bunches. It was mostly scarey then, but that experience helps me relate now to the young wives and mothers who are going through their first deployments. It is better now, but still a challenge, for every military mom. I am in Hawai'i taking care of two grandchildren, dog, cat, car, house... Military Moms and Grandmoms all know how it works. So I am spending time in paradise while my daughter, SFC Julia Krampe and her husband, CW2 Paul Krampe are doing their tour in Afghanistan. I did the same when they did their tour in Iraq. Today April 10, my grandson, Sgt. David Waterhouse, left for Afghanistan leaving behind his wife and young daughter and his mother, Miri Waterhouse ... my oldest daughter, to share those concerns with me as a military mom. It is work. It is worry. But above all else, there is the pride. Our pride in them, their pride in themselves and each other, and more than anything, the pride of serving their country...and through them, our pride in serving our country. Perhaps, looking through the eyes of pride, being a Military Mom is the best job in the world.