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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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    So I've finally started to pack.

    . It's so weird not having him nag about me over packing or not folding my clothes right so it takes up as little room as possible.. Lol he was always better at that and I was better at remembering what stuff to bring.. I'm praying he does great through this 12 hour test.. I have...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    I can't describe how sad I am right now.

    He spent his leave days with me and we had a wonderful week together. Today was his flight back home. It was so hard to say good bye at the airport knowing that there will be 8 month without him now. this is our first deployment and I really don't know what expects me. we are...
    Sina9o Sina9o 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    It's so close. I can't wait to wrap my arms

    around Christians neck and not let go. It's crazy how fast this all went. It feels like just yesterday I was at his front door with Chinese food for his last night before he left. I can't wait for him to kiss me and hug me. I got all the things he wanted me to bring him. I got...
    Waiting4SailorBeck Waiting4SailorBeck 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My sailor is graduating December 31st.

    ..so it looks like I'll be ringing in the new year in Chicago! I also got his mailing address today (thanks to his mother for being such a gem.) so now I'll finally get to contact him myself. I also want to say that the emotional roller coaster is so present today....I was...
    melbabyx melbabyx 22-25, F 5 days ago

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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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    It's been 4 long weeks

    since I have talked to my sailor. I sure do miss him! 13 more days until December :)
    brittanyanndawn123 brittanyanndawn123 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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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    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Trying to think of ideas to get my sailor

    as a graduation presant when he finishes bootcamp.. Moneys not really a problem, but it needs to be able to fly on an airplane in a carry on.. He doesn't graduate til sometime in mid January, so. have time, but being a planner I want to figure it out early. Hes a nerd, loves old...
    WaitingForMyAnchor WaitingForMyAnchor 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's been about a month

    since my boyfriend has been back. Unfortunately, He was discharged due to medical reasons. Although I should be happy since I get my boyfriend back, it's definitely a bittersweet feeling, I knew how bad he wanted this. Since he's been back, things have been not so good. He's...
    QuinnTork QuinnTork 26-30, F 1 day ago

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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 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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    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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    I couldn't be happier.

    I can go to my love's graduation. I don't think I have ever been this excited for anything!☺️
    ChloeRenae ChloeRenae 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    He's back on Wednesday

    for 2 weeks!!!! I can't wait to spend time with my sailor. Little nervous though :(
    FMP08 FMP08 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Hey if any of yall have someone in Great Lakes

    for boot camp I highly suggest yall looking at this :) http://rtcgraduation.com
    C1orta C1orta 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    So he left for bootcamp today.

    . I feel alone even though I'm surrounded by people right now.. I just keep waiting for his text or his phone call. Plus I'm annoyed at him. He promised to call me this morning before he got on the plane to leave so we could say goodbye and that fool left his phone on the shuttle...
    WaitingForMyAnchor WaitingForMyAnchor 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My sailor comes home in a little over a month.

    I'm so excited and ready for him to be home for two weeks. For some reason these couple of weeks are going by slower than bootcamp. I just want me sailor home! So if these weeks could speed up a little, I wouldn't complain :)
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F a week ago

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    Today is probably the best day Ive had in a

    very long time! I resigned from work today because I have been having problems trying to go to Chicago and they will not let me. Even when I told them 2 months ago. Anyways. As I was doing a make over my phone rang and i literally ran! LOL. I was soo happy! I haven't talked to...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F 2 Responses 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sleeping on the phone with him is

    such a little thing but it means so much.
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 1 Response a week 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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    I seriously can't wait to tell him

    that I got a new job when I see him in 4 days! He'll be soo happy for me! He knows how much I love make up as a hobby and passion! I still can't believe it. From being a Macy's Cosmetics Beauty Advisor, I am now a new Sephora Beauty Advisor! I've always loved Sephora. I'm too...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    Sina9o Sina9o 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    He called... He isn't graduating with all of

    the people he has grown so close too next week. He is being recycled.. 3 weeks to pass his swim test.. This sucks so bad. I wish I could be there for him...
    1027tnt 1027tnt 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today is the day! Hopping on a plane to Great

    Lakes, IL to surprise my boyfriend after his graduation ceremony 💙 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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    Hi I hope everyone's doing okay.

    I've been so busy with... well... life! Work has especially distracted me so much that I just stopped and realized he will be (hopefully) coming home soon/ within the next month or so. He won't tell me the exact date (which sucks I want a countdown) but he showed me a picture of...
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was debating whether it not to post something

    but I don't know where else to go. I found out a couple days ago that my sailor won't be home for two weeks like we thought. He'll be here for one week and he comes home the day of our wedding..we are trying to get him home the night before. I know I should be happy about...
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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

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    A couple days ago, I dreamt

    that I got a letter from my boyfriend. It said that he would call me on Friday. And today, I got a call! So crazy how my dream actually came true. Anyways, we got to talk for 30 mins. I miss him so much and I can't wait to see him next week. Only 4 days left <3 Hope everyone...
    ac9914 ac9914 18-21, F 1 day 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

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    Hey ladies! Just sharing an idea with you all.

    I noticed everyone was buying ribbons for their SR and I was going to get one too but I decided on going a different route. I'm not much of a ribbon person to begin with (don't worry I got him a challenge coin) so instead I got a necklace with his initial on it from etsy.
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F Nov 14

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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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    So my sailor tells me today

    that he doesn't want to talk on the phone as much, which is totally understandable because he's busy at power school. I'm surprised that he's been able to talk to me as much as he has. To be honest I'm happy about this but also a bit disappointed. I'm happy because we do talk...
    CNoms21 CNoms21 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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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    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 13 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    I feel bad because I almost don't want my

    boyfriends A School to be over because after he comes home for 12 days he reports to Hawaii & has a possibility of deployment right away & that honestly scares me to death...
    SailorsGirl16 SailorsGirl16 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    SamShamp SamShamp 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I'm in the facebook group

    for my sailor's graduation....and at least 50 people got phone calls today....and they were so excited. And look....I get it....I would probably happy dance if I got a call.....but it was just really messed up how these "proud navy moms" were so quick to say what they got when...
    melbabyx melbabyx 22-25, F 3 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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    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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    My boyfriend just left

    for basic training on Monday. I've been trying to stay busy and not think about him being gone, but it's so hard to ignore the obvious. I've already written two letters ??Hopefully this will get easier.
    kierracrobey kierracrobey 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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