I Always Said I'd Never Fall For a Navy Guy

I am a Navy wife.  I knew better.  Really.  My dad and stepdad are both retired chiefs, so I didn't have any illusions about this life.  I saw past the snazzy uniform (though he does look awfully good in it).  Still, when love bites you . . .

A decade later loving a Navy man is no easier than I suspected it would be.  We've seen 3 ships, 5 duty stations, and only 1 shore billet.  We have 3 daughters, though he was present for the birth of only 1.  And yet, I can honestly say I have no regrets about breaking that long ago promise to myself.  I'm proud to say, " I am a Navy wife."
MamaBrie MamaBrie
31-35, F
11 Responses May 7, 2007

The Navy doesn't make it easy - at least they didnlt when I was in. I was single, but was on the Master-at-Arms force with a bunch of guys - mostly Machinist Mates. It was their shore duty. And it sucked. We worked a shift of 8 on, 8 off, 8 on, 8 off, 8 on and then you were free for 48 hours. Of course you spent you first day off sleeping and trying to get your clock aligned with the world. It must have been rough with a family. Any wife that would put up with that is a wonderful person!

Your a great Navy wife, good for you, no whining just tough resolve to make it work. My husband is retired Navy and he had been through 2 other wives, they just couldn't take his devotion to being in the Navy. I came along after he retired. He helped my son to chose the Navy as a career. He is now a Navy nuke and loving it along with his wife and little daughter. The military life isn't easy but it can very rewarding if you stick it out. Good for you.

Being 19 years old and committing to all of this craziness I am so overwhelmed, he leaves in about two months. We have been a part before for school and what not but this is different and I'm not looking forward to it. I don't want him to miss anything but I know he will :/

Its good to hear that there is some happily ever afters in the navy. mayby this life will be good after all. im deffinatly no quitter. i was questioning when i heard my boyfriend say he wanted to do this when we first met. now weve been through boot camp and A school and ive loved bein there for his graduations and starting to get a feel for this life style. maybe it wont be so bad once we get married.i havent had any really huge complaints so far. i knew what i was gettin in to. but i guess you just have to stay positive.

i also told myself i wouldnt marry a millitary man cuz i didnt want to have to worry bout him getting hurt if he had to leave but here i am happily in love with a navy wife

My husband and I have been married for 2 years and he's missed the birth of our one and only child and I'm absolutely terrified that he's not going to be there when we have any more children... I also haven't seen him much in the past 4 years... probably a total of 8 months... So I'm not optimistic most days but this helped a little

lov this i am proud to b a navy wife to :)

I too told myself I would never marry any kind of military man especially navy because I grew up around that after my father got out. But here I am happy in love to my navy man!!! I do not regret it at all. We have a beautiful family and couldn't be happier. Congrats to you and your family!

hay this is my first time here, and the reason why I’m looking for information is because my man is in the boot camp now and he wants to become a navy seal, for me this is really hard, no only because we are separate for alone time, and is the firs time that this happened, also because I’m scare of this distance, I don’t now if I’m going to be able to make it, or hem, I guess I have to believe in my love for him or what he fell for me, but went i read your letter i feel like wao if she did it why not me, I’m going to try and I’m going to do my best but thanks to this latter you inspire me to continue having faith. Thank you.<br />

A testament to a True Navy Wife...Amen!!

As am I. It's hard, and I know it will be harder but I do not regret one second of it. I love him and our life and nothing can change that.