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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    The Wonderful World Of The Emotional Rollercoaster

    Anyone who had a loved one in any branch of the military knows this ride all too well, and sadly for us, it isn't a ride we can get off easily. Just when you have one foot out of the rollercoaster car, the ride takes off again. I am (of course) no exception to this wonderfully...
    MissNavyGirl92 MissNavyGirl92 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Booked my nails and hair :) This is really

    happening!!!!!! Tomorrow my boyfriend arrives to his final port and will meet his relief. He has finally finished. There are no words to describe the pride I feel for his amazing work--I can't wait to celebrate his homecoming!!!!!
    waiting4mysailr waiting4mysailr 26-30 Aug 11

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    Dear Civilian Girl . . .

    Dear civilian girl, You complain that your boyfriend has worked late all week and have barely seen him. -I look forward to the two weeks a year we spend together. You complain because he doesn't call you enough. -My heart is thankful for the 15 second phone call I got last...
    phattsilyangel phattsilyangel 18-21, F 85 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    Days like today I miss him the most.

    Bay Area is seeing the biggest storm in years and I miss our rainy day rituals. (watching movies, cuddling and him listening to me complain while he tells me how great it is ;*. ) he would love this right now... Hopeing for my letters today <3 I miss him like nobody's...
    WaitingForMyAnchor WaitingForMyAnchor 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    I have my love's Christmas gifts waiting

    for him, he's a huge music buff so I got him a portable record player that folds into a stylish briefcase and his three favorite records. Just a few more days! <3
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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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

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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

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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

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    So I just got done putting up the Christmas

    tree with my family. That, plus receiving a letter from him, spending time with his sister today, and going to see his grandparents has made for an emotional night :( He seems happy in his letters which makes me happy, but I can't help but miss him *goes to write letter*
    kierracrobey kierracrobey 18-21, F a week 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

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    One day, he looked at me

    and said, "Baby, I'm sorry for the Navy thing. I hate to put you through this." I looked him in the eyes and said, "I'm sorry for going to medical school to be a cardiologist." He said, "What do you mean? That's been your dream. I can't hate you for that." I said, "and I can...
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I met my sailor when we were 15.

    .. We are now 22. We were serious for awhile then just decided to stay close friends for a few years. And now we are closer than ever. I just got back from his graduation on December 12th and he just got to school in Pensacola. How do you ladies deal with them being away all the...
    LindseyMonet LindseyMonet 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    In a little less than 24 hours,

    I get to meet my sailor on the same pier we left each other for a little six and a half month deployment! I just wanted to recollect and share my journey. It wasn't necessarily difficult. I missed him a lot when he first left because we had just gotten back from a two week...
    kxcrooks kxcrooks 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I decorated our house with welcome home

    decorations and made a sign. I'm soOoOo excited!
    kxcrooks kxcrooks 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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

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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

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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

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    Hotel booked, flight booked.

    ..only 29 more days :)
    kierracrobey kierracrobey 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    so sad. my aunt and brother were home all day

    today and the fed ex guy came to bring my gfs box with all of her things including her phone. they said that he didn't even knock but thankfully I get to go tomorrow to get it. I'm only so anxious because her phone is in there.. before they took it she told me that she recorded...
    proudsailorsgirlfriend proudsailorsgirlfriend 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The closer it gets to him coming home the more

    I miss him! I don't get it but I'm still so excited:) less than a week until I pick him up from the airport!
    CayleighQ CayleighQ 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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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

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    great news! I got my sailors form letter in the

    mail today! I'm so excited to start sending her letters! I miss her so much!
    proudsailorsgirlfriend proudsailorsgirlfriend 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    What do you do when it all starts to fall apart?

    I've stood by my man's side for 3 years. Three years of tears, longing, distance, visits that aren't long enough, and all that jazz. When he came back from his 10 month deployment earlier this year things were great initially but after a while we started fighting a lot, things...
    StayVenta StayVenta 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hoping for more letters soon!

    Or a phone call. Either one would do. with it being the end of the semester, I really wish he was here for me to talk to so I won't start freaking out . but I guess that's where letter writing comes in.
    kierracrobey kierracrobey 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    So I just saw the rules about PDA.

    ...and my heart kinda broke a little. I mean, I can understand not being gross in public. But the fact that I won't be able to even hold his hand when he's in uniform?? That makes me sad. And I highly doubt that my sailor's mother is going to be willing to let him and I have some...
    melbabyx melbabyx 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I'd normally be pretty bummed

    that he's only been able to talk to me at night to say goodnight and talk for 10 minutes but the fact that I see him in 1 day and 18 hours makes it easier. I know that Nuke School is one of the hardest so I want him to get as much sleep and rest as he can. I care more about him...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    Well, it's been a while

    since I've been on if I'm being honest. Anyway, my sailor comes home in 5 days (so excited!!) but for Christmas we talked about it and he decided that he wanted to give me a promise ring. (All I know is that I get it on the 21st, I have no idea what it looks like or anything...
    brianne2015 brianne2015 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    He called me today. Even

    though it was just to get information from me, it was so amazing to hear him tell me that he loves me and that he is okay. Such a blessing, especially in the state I was in today.
    ChloeRenae ChloeRenae 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Anyone that expects it to be like the movies no

    it's not .... It hurts way more so much more.
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F Aug 12

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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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

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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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    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

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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

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    LindseyMonet LindseyMonet 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    How I keep myself from going crazy

    while I wait for my sailor: Work, Skype him <3, Sleep Repeat.
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F Dec 12

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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

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    I'm dating an officer

    and was wondering if anyone here was in the same boat? It seems like a lot of the ladies on here are dating enlisted men and while reading your posts has been both helpful and inspiring, I feel like the enlisted world and the officers world are very different.
    britain2138 britain2138 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 41 Responses May 5, 2010

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    9 more days until I see my best friend

    and love of my life. We booked our hotel today for San Francisco. I cannot wait to go ice skating in Union Square like we did last year and take pictures by the huge Macy's Christmas Tree. I can't wait to spoil each other w shopping. Ahhhh I'm so happy and excited.
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F Dec 12

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    12 hours and 8 minutes till graduation!

    Gah I'm so excited to see my sailor!!
    TheGirlWhoWaits TheGirlWhoWaits 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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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 A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

    !!!!!!!!! So beyond happy!
    hayjays64 hayjays64 18-21, F Apr 17

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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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    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 was waiting on my man to call me

    and when he did, he asked me if i wanted to do something romantic so I said sure and he told me he was looking at the moon and told me to go outside so we could look at it at the same time. So i go out all bitching and moaning cause it's cold (considered lying about it, if I'm...
    sierra456 sierra456 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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

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    Finally got my first letter today AND it came

    with 3! So so happy. 35 days to go!
    Anchored4life Anchored4life 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Tonight, I really wish I could fall asleep with

    my man curled up behind me <3
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    The best 30 minutes of my day was

    when my SR called me before work! So great to hear from him!! 42 days!!