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I Am a Navy Girlfriend

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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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    Leaves today for a month.

    Im going to miss my King ๐Ÿ’ž
    cynmr cynmr 18-21, F 2 Responses 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 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Hard to believe this long first journey is

    almost over, he graduates Friday & then were on to our second journey together, A School!
    SailorsGirl16 SailorsGirl16 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember asking myself how would I prove to

    my sailor I can do this? That I can handle a military relationship. I was fully aware when I said yes to him that he was going into the Navy. I knew I needed to show him I could be that support system. Thatโ€™s just it, you need to SHOW them. Your actions far outweigh your words...
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I got a call! 5 minutes

    but im happier than ever! I love his Soo much! I love my sailor<3
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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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    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 have 11 days! I'm planning on being really

    busy so the time will pass. I can't wait to see him and hear his voice! I never thought we would be here today :)
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 2 days 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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    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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    So my bf graduated from boot camp about 2 weeks

    ago and he is still on hold in Chicago until the 27th. If I come to Chicago for a day or 2, will I be able to spent some time with him?
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm so happy. I finally can see the end

    and I hope these 4 days go by super fast! Hopefully I'll get another call today from my sailor:)
    Brookeifer Brookeifer 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Who needs Prince Charming

    when you can have a sailor? <3
    cwaldhoff14 cwaldhoff14 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Love

    I think I'm beginning to figure this all out. I have my awful days. Those days where you want to do nothing but sit in your bed and cry. Where you feel like you miss him so much all you want to do is sleep until he returns again. And the days where I'm so insecure about myself...
    clacey clacey 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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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'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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    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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    48 days until I get to see him.

    Time, please go faster.
    LextheIntrovert LextheIntrovert 16-17, F 3 days 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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    Got to see pictures of him today.

    Made my heart melt. ๐Ÿ’œ
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    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 22-25 1 Response Aug 17

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    :)) ladies this girl got

    and hour and a half long call while my lady was in recruit heaven after battle stations!!!!! I officially have a Sailor!!!!!!!! PIR is only a day away!
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs 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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    I really don't appreciate the people

    who have nothing but bad things to say about me and him because we are interracial... We are happy... Why does our skin color matter? I hate it so much. I hate the negativity and the assumptions made purely off of a skin color. It's just not okay. Ugh.
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    This thought came in my head from the other

    night and it's bothering me now. My mom was trying to explain to one of my younger friends that boys are bad (she just started high school so we don't want any boyfriends yet) and that marriage isn't for everyone. She stopped and looked at me and then told her that she shouldn...
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend is deploying again in December

    and my biggest challenge right now is staying in the moment and appreciating every day he is home rather than thinking about the inevitable day he had to leave again. I decided to start writing him letters again now so it wouldn't be so hard and then I would have lots to hide...
    waiting4mysailr waiting4mysailr 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 22-25 Aug 11

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    Scarred that his feelings are/will change.

    Does anyone else feel this way? I'm sure it's only because the lack of communication while he's a basic..
    amr614 amr614 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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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    Hard truth. I really am happy

    for everyone that gets calls and letters. But in all honesty I really do just read through some posts and just put my middle finger up to the screen.... Yup if it makes me a bad person then there it is.
    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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 16-17, F Aug 12

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    I miss him every day.

    But tonight is 10x worse for some reason. Ah, my heart. I just want to hold him.
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F 10 hrs 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

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    I got his address and the date of graduation

    today!! 45 days until I see my sailor!
    katherinebartell katherinebartell 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    One little thing and my emotions are set off.

    I always thought how much nicer it would've been to be able to prepare myself. But its impossible to. Each day is like a new battle. Some are easier than others, but days like today just leave me completely exhausted; physically and emotionally drained.
    melycakes melycakes 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I can't believe I only have 12 days left

    until I see my Sailor. So much to get done the next few days for the trip and school that time will fly. I'm getting so nervous!
    Navygfwaiting Navygfwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response 3 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

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    I'm in the single digits now!

    !! Finally!! 9 days to go:)
    Navygfwaiting Navygfwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Yesterday was seriously the best day of my life!

    After waiting 33 long days to hear from him over the phone, I finally got to talk to him yesterday! And it wasn't just for a few seconds it was for 13 minutes! Last Sunday I missed his first call to me which really really upset me but yesterday had me and grinning from ear to...
    irefusetosink23 irefusetosink23 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    20 days until I'm off to see the love of my

    life graduate in Chicago. I'll be traveling all the way from South Carolina, so it's going to be a big road trip! I can't believe I only have 20 days until I leave and 22 until he graduates. I can't even come to thank all you girls (and boys!) enough for supporting me through...
    irefusetosink23 irefusetosink23 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am patiently waiting

    for the 'I'm a sailor' call this week. I can't wait to hear from him and hopefully I'll get more than 15 minutes with him. As of tomorrow I will be on the single digits ! I can't wait until I can have him back. But of course the week I don't want a lot of work, I have a ton...
    Navygirl24 Navygirl24 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so proud of him

    for graduating boot camp last Friday! He's officially a sailor! I'm so ready for sub school then A school and getting to hear from him every day! Last night for the first time in two months I got to say good night to him then roll over and go to sleep. It was absolute perfection...
    brianne2015 brianne2015 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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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    tetznavygirl tetznavygirl 16-17, F 3 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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    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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    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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    "I've waited a hundred years,

    but I'd wait a million more for you. Nothing prepared me for what the privilege of being yours would do. If I had only felt the warmth within your touch [sooner]. If I had only seen how you smile when you blush. Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough. Well I would...
    Navygfwaiting Navygfwaiting 18-21, F 20 hrs 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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    So I'm buying him a Challenge Coin to give to

    him on graduation day. But I'm not sure if I should buy the case to keep it in or not?? Suggestions?
    Navygfwaiting Navygfwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Ladies I have a question!

    When you girls went to see your sailor what uniform did they have to wear? Was it their usually blues or their dress whites?