NavyI had down on my Yahoo messenger status "Property of a USN Sailor" and boy did that cause a lot of grief.
I had several friends message me about how I 'wasn't the type of girl to be a property of anyone.'
And no one seemed to get it.
When I first started my relationship with my Sailor, he was already in the USN. We had known each other in college and for one reason or another we could never date, but we liked each other. The opportunity came up, and instead of waste it, we both jumped on it.
It was hard at first for me to get the support. Everyone was like 'he's in the Navy,' 'he's so far away,' 'how will you get it to work?'
And then those friends who found out who it was with, and both knew him and I, suddenly supported me.
And now luckily I have the support of everyone around me.
You know I may not have a traditional relationship. But I have a special one.
I give up my man for long periods of time so our country can be safe. While you are with yours please remember that.
I get phone calls, text messages, emails... you get to hold his hand, get kisses and hugs. I kiss over Skype, or send a message of a kiss. You get mad cause he's five minutes late, I never know when he will call. You count the times he has done something wrong and I count down the days until I see him. You cherish what you have because one day it will be gone. But I will hold onto mine forever.