Deployment never gets easier and you never get use to it. We are currently on our second, he won't be home for many more months and we are expecting a baby in early December. He will miss Halloween. our daughters birthday, Thanksgiving, the birth of our second daughter, our Anniversary, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, Easter and so much more. That's just apart of military life. Great ways of helping the time pass could be getting a puppy, volunteering, taking up a hobby like the gym, swimming, crafting or baking. I find it helpful to stay busy but not to overwhelm myself. Becoming active in church or your community is always a great idea. When I get to down I think about how lucky I am to have him where there is plenty of technology. We get to Skype, he has social media and we also can call and text using apps on our electronic devices. There was a time where they only had letters and they took months to be delivered. What they do is an amazing thing and we have to keep happy and jolly for them and our children. At times it is difficult but it's always important. Their focus should be on their duty. Remember to also check with your Key Spouses or chain of command if you need anything. That's what they are there for.
Check with your local Airman & Family Readiness Center. They offer so many great things like play pass, Hearts Apart, activities, books and other things like journals to keep the children and yourself busy. What are some ideas you have for staying busy or passing time during deployment?
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