Happy Valentines Day!

Now, I know there's a lot of controversy when it comes to this "holiday".  Many don't like it and especially for us, it only makes us feel more alone.  But what I think we should all keep in mind is that even though we don't get to spend time with our sailors today, they are in our hearts whether we celebrate this "holiday" or not.  Today is a day to really appreciate the relationships that we're in.  What we're going through is something that many people don't understand.  But it makes us stronger and it makes our love grow. Every day is a challenge and every day either gets harder or easier.  I think that today should be a day when we recognize how strong our love for our sailors really is (even though I'm sure we all feel this way everyday).  Think about it; if we didn't love them? Why one EARTH would we go through this?   We do it because we want to support and be there for them through everything. We do it because we love them.  They're our valentines.  I know I'm proud to say "Yeah, my valentine is in Great Lakes, running his a** off and being yelled at.  But he's doing it for me, and for us, and for our country in the long run. It's a great Valentines Day".


Here are some quotes that I found that I thought were really cute:

When love is not madness, it is not love.  ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

- what we are going through is nothing short of madness but I think we'd all agree that it's love.

Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939

- we may not be with our Valentines this year, or for the next few years to come... but we're with them every step of the way and the future is in our grasps.

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.  ~Latin Proverb

- no, we aren't with out sailors today, physically.  but in our hearts, they are there, where they always will be.

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.  ~Kay Knudsen

- i think this one speaks for itself.

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.  ~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi

- keep them in our hearts & minds every minute of every day.


I may only be 19... and I'm definitely no expert when it comes to being  a "Navy Girlfriend".  But I know how to love.  We all do.

So Happy Valentines Day girls... we're going to make it through today and every other holiday, birthday, anniversary to come... because we love those US Navy boys we call our own.

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5 Responses Feb 14, 2010

Love it! thanks for posting :)

thanks so much for postin those quotes! I loved all of them! Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm glad you guys liked it (:<br />
& i hope your days were fantastic.!

that made me tear up, that was really sweet :) happy valentines day to you all!

Aw! I love this post! And I love all of the quotes! It's so romantic and true! :)