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The End of a Deployment is the Worst

Okay, I’m throwing in the towel and admitting that I’m over this deployment. The funny thing is that I don’t even have to “admit it,” because anyone in their right mind would be ready for a deployment to end.

If you're feeling like you're at the end of your rope, you're not alone. The end of a deployment is HARD and mentally taxing, but you can make it!

Before you start thinking, “but you’re so close, and you’ve come so far,” spare me.

Spare me all the uplifting cliche’s that might float in your head, and you might desperately want to say out loud.

End of a Deployment Cliches

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You can see the light at the end of tunnel.
Your homecoming is just around the corner.
It’ll be over before you know it.
Just a few more weeks/days.
It seems like he left just yesterday.

That just flew by, didn’t it?

Nope. I’m just done.

And I’m tired…like, really tired; mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. I’m ready to not do all the things alone anymore: sleep, discipline, travel, shop, cook, eat, Netflix and chill, etc. You get it, right?

I want my husband back, because I’ve reached my tapping out point; I have senioritis, and I’m ready to move on with him back in our life.

Let it be known that my kids rock. Besides the fact that they’re loud (because, kids), and some of them talk waaaaay too much (because, 5 year olds), they’re genuinely great. And I’m so thankful that the past 10 months have actually been relatively easy, all things considered.

But even so, I’m just tired of being their only person alllllllllllllll the time (and I’m sure they’re tired of me, too).

Sucking it up

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But I’ll do as I’ve told others. I’ll pull my super mom undies back up and finish out the end of this deployment.

Because I know we are, actaully really close.

We have a countdown going (but of course, no official date yet, so don’t ask), and we’re making plans for when he returns. But these next two months just feel like they’ll take an eternity to get through.

Here’s hoping March and April go by as quickly as February diid.

End of Deployment

How do you handle the end of a deployment? Do you hit your breaking point or does excitement take over? (I’m ready for that excitement to take over!)

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6 Comments

  1. It sounds a lot like what people say to pregnant women at the end of their pregnancies, lol. I think you’re awesome and I’m going to try and avoid any and all cliches! 😉

    1. Oh my gosh, YES!! And a similar wait time, too. For both you just hit that mental wall, where you’re just D O N E, and unless someone is going to pull that baby out of you (or your husband comes home), not much can change that mind. Lol I totally set myself up for a lack of comment with this post, and totally though about that as I pressed publish.

      Also, YOU are awesome, too!!

  2. It took a while for the excitement to take over. I was just done by the last 2 months of deployment. Completely and utterly over it all! I even went as far as banning visitors that I had to entertain. If you weren’t ok with me wearing yoga pants and eating some leftover casserole I made waaaay to much of then I just wasn’t having it. Thank god for friends that feel like family! They helped me get through the tough time. Hiring that maid to deep clean everything (wipe down baseboards, clean blinds, etc) was probably the best money ever spent the whole deployment.

    1. haha this totally sounds like me right now. And hiring someone to come clean things up sounds like a dream. We used to have someone in California, and I never got around to finding someone for out here….but ya know what? I think I might just need to treat myself soon!

  3. This is SO me and every time I try to tell my friends they have NO idea what I’m talking about! hahaha I’m so glad I’m not alone.

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