On good days, after a night at Danny’s Bar, a bachelor SEAL might make a vow to remain so eternally.

But on bad days – after the death of a team member or a night entrenched under enemy fire – a married SEAL knows beyond honor, duty and doubt why he must keep fighting. His family is waiting for him to come home.

When men deploy physically, wives and children deploy emotionally. Mothers will spend years of their lives as single parents. They will make sacrifices and worry endlessly. While life goes on around them, they will wait for him to come home.

- Text by Jennifer Walton