Well, my husband is nearly half-way through his first year long deployment. Being Navy, deployments are usually 6 or 7 months. And it seems I like that, 'cuz all of the sudden this thing has gotten long. Rreeaallyy long. My heartiest amazement to those of you who have done this more than once. I know that I'll make it through (I don't really have a choice, do I?) but golly, this looks a lot more than twice a "regular" deployment to me. It's more like squared longer.
I'm not really sure what the point of this post is: am I complaining? am I helping other people to know that is is OK to be sick of a deployment? am I applauding all of you who have done this over and over again? I guess it is probably a combination of all three. So, "Whaa! It's OK! You're Amazing!"