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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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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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    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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    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 1 Response Apr 4

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    I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM MY SAILOR TODAY!

    !!!!!!!!! So beyond happy!
    hayjays64 hayjays64 18-21, F Apr 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    It's my senior year and prom

    and all those activities are coming up, and I'm happy but not so much. It really upsets me how my boyfriend isn't going to be able to be here for my prom. I just wish I could share all these things that I'm doing with him. I write everything in the letters, but not being with...
    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F Apr 1

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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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    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F Apr 5

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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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    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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    Waking up to a phone call from him makes me

    happy (: I love hearing his voice and just having a funny, sweet, silly conversation with my lover!! Today is going to be a good day (: I can feel it in my toes!! Have a happy American easter to all, and Happy birthday weekend to my love across the country (:
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Just spent the best weekend of my life in San

    Diego visiting my sailor. It went way too quickly though. These goodbyes just get harder and harder but I know one day this will get easier and he will be be closer to me and we can be together for good. How do you all stay patient because waiting for that day seems like forever...
    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F Apr 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I'm not a girlfriend anymore!

    ! ❤😊😊😊 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 fiancée! ☺ 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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    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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    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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    This week is hell week

    for my sailor.. It's going to be the first time we don't get to talk for days at a time in a really long time, since boot camp. Anyone have words of advice? I'm nervous about how upset I'm going to get from missing him/ that I'm going to reach my breaking point
    justkeepswimming1744 justkeepswimming1744 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Alrighty ladies, so here's what to expect

    when your sailor graduates from basic training at Great Lakes. *spoiler alert* lol So get there early, so you can get a really good seat. The sections are divided by division so you can sit in front of wherever he/she is going to be standing. It starts with some performances...
    ashleysan93 ashleysan93 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Got my first letters yesterday.

    !!! Best feeling ever I had a hard time doing anything the rest of the day
    Misscourtni Misscourtni 22-25 Mar 27

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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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    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 1 day 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, 2014

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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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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 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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    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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    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 a week ago

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    I had a test yesterday

    that lasted 5 hours and had to have my phone off and I'm worried that my boyfriend in boot camp could have called. /:
    jassyjas214 jassyjas214 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    This is my first post ever!

    Hi everyone! I wish you all endless love and strength in your relationships :) Matthew, the man I am seeing, is currently deployed on a ship in the Mediterranean and he just received his shore tour assignment today. He's going to be stationed in our home town! I could not be...
    marissaxchristine marissaxchristine 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I hate the days we don't talk

    or barely say 2 words.. I know that these days happen, and I expect them to, but still sucks sometimes.. Just feeling a little down right now.. Missing his support and strength.. ??
    KristiMariee KristiMariee 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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 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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    So I waited to see how long it would be before.

    He would txt me first. Especially since he was underway it only made sense for him to contact me on e he got back. Well he came back to land and a whole month went by ( can't believe I stayed string enough to not get ahold if him) so anywYs it seemed as tho we had broken up...
    ussailorgf ussailorgf 22-25, F Mar 29

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