I think they are just trying to look on the bright side as best they can. For them, you are in a tough situation that they may not know about so saying that is really the only thing they can think of saying that may help.
As for right now, take your time and be sad, but remember that he is coming home and that you being sad isn’t going to make him coming home happen any faster. Take your time to be sad then continue on with what you need to do until he gets home.
You are a strong young woman who can make it through anything if she sets her mind to it. This too you shall overcome with flying colors, I just know it.
If you ever want to talk I am here for you.
Military Girlfriend Out.