This post was originally posted on SpouseBuzz
You think you’re handling deployment or another long separation well, until you hear “I’ll be home for Christmas” while you’re grocery shopping, or “Celebrate Me Home” driving carpool. Or, really, insert any holiday song, during any unsuspecting situation. Even Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” taunts the solo spouse with reminders that not even Santa can make that wish come true this year (even if it simultaneously makes you want to rip your ears off.)
The holidays are meant to be a time of togetherness; it’s why they can also double as an especially difficult time during military separation. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, friends. Since we can’t give you, our wonderful readers, a physical gift — SpouseBuzz has five deployment gifts just for you.