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By J.G. Noll

Deployment is hardly a laughing matter. For most spouses and families, it’s a tough– but necessary– part of the military life. But it doesn’t mean we can’t laugh about it. Here are the hilarious but true reactions military spouses have during deployment:

1. How you feel the first day of deployment.
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2. When you get something unexpected in the mail from your service member.
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3. When you have a Skype session scheduled and doggone it, you are going to be sexy if it kills you. 
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4. When your deployment battle buddy knows exactly what you’re going through.
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5. When people say they just don’t know how you can do it.
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6. When you send a care package and tracking says it’s somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
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7. When you hit the deployment wall and just…can’t.
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8. When homecoming is moved up and nothing is ready.
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9. When someone says, “You knew what you were getting into.”
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10. When everything breaks… all at once.
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11. When you hit the halfway mark.
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12. When your homecoming countdown hits the single digits.
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13. When someone asks you when your service member is coming home. 
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14. How you look when Skype freezes…every time.
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15. When you see your service member for the first time after deployment. 
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