While spending the Holidays away from loved ones is tough, one Vestal family is doing their best to make the most of it.
Sean Coughlin is a major in the U.S Marine Core reserves and works full-time as an engineer at Lockheed Martin.
Coughlin’s unit was activated for a year starting in June, he was then deployed to Europe in September.
Sean’s Wife Nikki, in preparation for her first Holiday Season without her husband, made a Christmas card representative of their situation.
Last year’s card featured a perfect picture of their family on one side, and then a picture on the other side that displayed the chaos of what a parent experiences while their spouse is deployed.
She says that she figured it’d be a fun way to bring attention to what a lot of families are going through this time of year.