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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    I'm so thankful for you all.

    I'm glad I'm not alone in this journey <3
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    To All The Girls Whose Men Are In Boot

    I want to show you why you can get through this. Why it is worth it. Just based on the reassurance to all the insecurities I had, which Mathew was able to tell me once he was in A School and had some time to loosen up and start really talking.   I know you're hurting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 42 Responses May 5, 2010

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    My beautiful man has been gone

    for about two weeks now. I live with his parents and we got his form letter two days ago. They let him call which was shocking but only because all the other divisions in his PIR group were getting to call. I was at work at the time and the only number he could remember was his...
    sierrad94 sierrad94 18-21, F Apr 13

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    We are talking about marriage!

    I'm so excited within the next year we will be engaged and I'll be following him wherever he goes. I haven't told anyone yet, because ik they won't really understand. But I'm glad I have you ladies to share this exciting news with!:)
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    He graduates tomorrow!

    !! I can not contain my excitement!!
    Molgirl Molgirl 18-21 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I am no longer a Navy girlfriend.

    As of yesterday I am a Navy wife :D keeping it under the radar from our families and had to share with people who I knew would genuinely understand and be happy for me :)
    SailorLove92 SailorLove92 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    It's easy to walk away

    and date a civilian. But instead, we check our phones every second hoping for that five minute phone call or three word text message. We break down and cry when we miss him. We force that smile because the pride and love for our men is stronger than anything else. We cherish...
    Savanahjoy Savanahjoy 18-21, F Aug 4, 2014

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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been taking to a guy

    that i dated for a bit and he asked me to pick him up at the airport tonight but he message me whille i was sleeping and he is going to be there for a while longer before he comes home. I am so sad that i missed his message and that we have to wait longer to be together again...
    astrosjne astrosjne 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Eighteen More Days UNTIL I'm able to hug my SR

    again:) I'm so excited and proud of him!! September 5 couldn't come any closer!!!! Hurry Hurry!!!
    Azareel9 Azareel9 18-21, F Aug 18, 2014

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    Today is the day! Hopping on a plane to Great

    Lakes, IL to surprise my boyfriend after his graduation ceremony ๐Ÿ’™ I can't wait! Stay strong to the rest of you ladies. Your day will be here soon enough and you won't even be thinking of how much you miss your SO. You'll just be thinking of how much you want to kiss them!
    Gabby161 Gabby161 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    How long does it usually take to get your

    sailors adress so you can send all of your letters?!? My stack is freakin huge!!!
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    My sailor will be here in less

    than 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! To say I am freaking out is a total understatement lol...his family wanted first dibs so Friday was moved to Sunday but it doesn't matter anymore but the reunion is basically here. I'm going to cry and he hasn't even arrived...
    waiting4mysailr waiting4mysailr 26-30 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    We sent him off to A-School today.

    I cried, not because I'm sad, but because this brave man chose me to stay by his side. I'm so proud of him. <3
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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    Girls hang in there! I know how hard some days

    are; but push through it! I thought it would take forever for the day I get to see my sailor and I thought it would never get easier. And some days are easier than others. but at long as you try and keep busy; and write your sailors as much as you can. it will come faster than...
    aly17ah aly17ah 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    Todays the day i get to see my sailor living

    his dream of graduating Navy Boot camp. Im so excited to see him!! Only a few more hours!
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    Got to talk on the phone last night

    for 30 minutes. It was amazing considering I missed his first call 12 days ago
    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 Apr 3

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    Girls, please don't give up on your guy.

    It will get easier, I promise. He needs you now more than ever. If you truly love him and believe he is the one for you, it will be worth it in the end. If you haven't heard from him, don't worry. That doesn't mean anything. Just keep hanging in there <3
    Savanahjoy Savanahjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Today is our 2year anniversary

    and i miss his butt like crazy!! The sweetheart he is, he sent me flowers today and theyre my favorite colors. I can't wait for him to come home so I can love him again in the ways you can't over the phone across the country ;) Ugh can he be done with school already? I don't...
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Acceptance

    I haven't talked to him in over a week. This is the first deployment I've ever had to go through with him. Before I met him, I knew nothing about the military & didn't really care. The last person to be in the military in my family was my grandpa, back in like the 50s. I have...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    so I know my situation is very different from

    most. but I could use a little advice or forewarning on what's to come. but first I should tell you our story. Ben and I met about 2 years ago, by complete accident even though our lives had strangely paralleled. it wasnt until a year later that Ben and i actually began to...
    millerandm1 millerandm1 18-21, F a week ago

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    Woo-hoo! Rooms at the hotel are being reserved.

    . Getting ready to go to my Sailor's graduation:) September 5th. Let's just hope my Best Friend get those days off at work *fingers crossed* CAN'T WAIT to see my Sailor's accomplishing one of his dreams:) Now I need to stop by the post office after work to send these letters<...
    Azareel9 Azareel9 18-21, F Aug 12, 2014

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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2014

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    I spent the last 5 hours at the hotel with

    Tyler, but we all known I can't stay all day. Tomorrow he swears in and is off to Great Lakes. Everything feels very unreal. It literally feels like I am in a dream. He has been in DEP for 8 months and suddenly BAM the time has come. I miss him already.
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I miss him so much. He's been gone

    for almost 3 weeks now and the only communication I've had is through his mom. Is that weird? If he can talk to him family, why can't he contact me?
    runningirl12 runningirl12 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    My baby will be home in just three more months.

    I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was kissing him goodbye in front of the airport terminal.
    marissaxchristine marissaxchristine 22-25, F Apr 17

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    Those Moments..

    So tonight I'm laying here after writing my boyfriend a letter, and it's one of those nights.. One of those nights where it just feels like you want to go buy a plane ticket and be with him, just be near him, even if it's only for a little while. You miss everything about him...
    smileeforsamm smileeforsamm 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    I got the strangest feeling last night.

    I was coming home from work and was crying, but no tears would come. Then I started to right my boyfriend and I didn't want to write. I felt like I just didn't want anything to do with him. I am so emotional exhausted! Is this normal? Please say it is!! I love my boyfriend and I...
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I walked into a small room

    and his back was turned to me. Hands behind his back and thumbs linked. three other guys stood next to him. The room was dead silent besides the sound of one of the moms crying. Tears streamed down my face, but they were happy tears. I am so proud of him and nothing could change...
    joeymc67 joeymc67 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Non military couples just don't

    even know how incredibly lucky they are to get to see their other half everyday. Or every week. Or even every month.
    Savanahjoy Savanahjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    I'm not a girlfriend anymore!

    ! โค๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š My sailor popped the question today. He completely surprised me on my vacation. He made our initials in the sand and got down on one knee. I'm so happy and very proud to say that I'm a navy fiancรฉe! โ˜บ Im super excited and I will try to post later when I can...
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Every time we make plans

    for a skype date something comes up. Either it is work - which I can understand and it's not his fault- or he does something with his friends, even after promising me that this time he won't go with them. It's so frustrating.
    Steffi27 Steffi27 18-21, F Apr 5

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    studying his first letters from boot camp

    as if more words are going to come out on the page. 35 more days to go :)
    myanchorman myanchorman 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Going to bed with a smile on my face.

    One day closer to seeing our loved ones!! Stay positive ladies! We can do it!;)
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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    Navy Girlfriends Prayer

    As I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. To help me clear my cluttered mind. To help me through these desperate times. To bring my love to me all night. In Dreams where everything feels so right. That even if he can't be here, Make it feel as though he's near...
    phattsilyangel phattsilyangel 18-21, F 19 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    I FINALLY got the first letters from my

    boyfriend from boot camp today! It seriously made my day!! Just to give an idea of when you guys can expect letters, today is his 17th day in. And I was reading another girl on here said around day 16-17. :))))
    JulieGordie JulieGordie 22-25 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F Apr 5

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    going through a pregnancy

    that he can't be involved in.and he won't meet his son until he is 3 months old. I don't know how to deal with that thought
    myanchorman myanchorman 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    12 hours and 8 minutes till graduation!

    Gah I'm so excited to see my sailor!!
    TheGirlWhoWaits TheGirlWhoWaits 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    is it normal too feel kind of bi polar?

    one second i'm happy and taking on the world then the next minute i want too cry because i miss him so much and cant talk too him at all. feel like I'm going crazy sometimes!
    aussienavygf aussienavygf 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As Valentine's Day Approaches...

    I have always thought Valentine's Day was stupid, but it makes me miss Mikey, of course. I was talking to some of my friends about what they are doing etc.. I was just thinking how lucky we are, their men will probably never write them a love letter. Our civilian girlfriends will...
    jenmac715 jenmac715 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    Third phone call yesterday!

    Only about 10 min tho. He still has 25 days left so I'm surprised he's been able to call that much but I'm not complaining!!!
    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 Apr 12

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    This Ones For Us (:

    For all of you who wake up in the morning, lay there for a few moments, trying to swallow the sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as you wonder where your sailor is, or how he's doing...this is for you.For all of you who start a countdown the minute he leaves, and continue to...
    lyssalovesit lyssalovesit 22-25, F 65 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    Sometimes, I Wonder...

    There are times I wake up in tears.I can never remember the nightmare that caused them- bits, pieces, but never enough to piece together what occurred entirely. Then I begin to think, and my mind wanders instantly to him. I remember exactly the way he looked in his uniform, the...
    nerdygirl92 nerdygirl92 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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