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5.09.2010

What does being a Navy girlfriend mean to me?

Christina http://thejourneyofanavywife.blogspot.com/ twisted my arm a little so I decided to join the fun! This is my entry for her contest :)

That's a great question but an easier question to answer would be what DOESN'T it mean to me! I am going to say right off the bat, I would be with Ryan either way. He knocks me right off my feet and I am the happiest girl alive. Truly blessed to have that amazing man in my life!

Being a Navy girlfriend makes me beyond proud! I love being able to tell people that not only is my boyfriend an amazing man with the biggest heart I have ever seen, but he is also a United States Sailor. I talk about him like he is my most prized possession! It means I am part of the few, the proud, the (not so) Silent Ranks. It means I get to look at a sexy man in his uniform every day and it NEVER gets old! I am proud to be a part of this! I get lonely and scared sometimes. I get angry, I get sad, I get total bipolar emotions! I also get OVER IT! Ryan is completely worth it all! The lonely nights are only temporary. The fear subsides when I get that "I love and miss you so much" email from him. The anger is very short lived. The sadness lasts only as long as I let it, which isn't very long as I have become a lot stronger! The bipolar emotions... They still linger a little. I know all of you ladies know exactly what I am talking about and understand what I mean by bipolar emotions. I have picked fights with my best friend for no reason at all and she has pointed it out time after time. I can't believe she is still dealing with me lol. I have my "I just want to stay at home and be by myself for a week" periods. If I don't get those, I'm not a happy person. I really can't talk about much of what else comes along with being in this Navy relationship because we have yet to have to move. We have yet to have to deal with anything except for him going on long underways. We haven't even had to deal with a deployment since we became a couple though I have dealt with a deployment as just his best friend. That was hard enough! No matter the sacrifices made by either of us, I will always shout with pride that I am head over heels in love with my best friend, my Sailor, my hero. Him being in the Navy just makes him that much more amazing. What a man!!! HOOYAH!!!

19 comments:

Amber said...

Hello lovely! I found you through Christina's blog! I love meeting other military wives/gf's! We all start off as girlfiends before we become wives *wink!

I'm a new follower! My military blog is called, Goodnight moon. Come by so we can be blogging friends!

Brittany Sommer said...

Oooooooh yay! I just love new followers! I hope you enjoy your stay :) Pretty please do me a big ole favor though? Link me to your blog!

Mrs. Muffins said...

Just wanted to say hi!!!
xx

Brittany Sommer said...

Hello :)

Samantha McDonald said...

This was a great entry! I don't care if I win either, I'm just really glad to have the opportunity to write about something so close to my heart!

Tia said...

As said best friend... this seems rather accurate ma'am. 2 thumbs up!

Brittany Sommer said...

Thank ya maam :)

xmydearambellina said...

Aww Brittany I am so glad that you and Ryan found each other. I love him to death (not as more than a friend!) and am so glad that he's found someone who he deserves. You're an amazing person for being able to deal with all of this as well as you do, and I'm glad that I got the chance to know you, and I can't wait to meet you whenever he comes home!!!

xoxo
Amber

allissa said...

I found you through Christina's blog, and your "what it means to me" feels like something I could have written!

I look forward to getting to 'know' you better!

Brittany Sommer said...

Thank you! I look forward to following you back! Headed that way now!

The Sawyer Bunch said...

Hey! I'm a new follower, from Christinas contest! That was a very story. I really enjoyed it. Congrats on winning!

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Nathanya Alexander said...

Hey everyone. I also am a navy girlfriend. im currently going through a lot with him right now. Hes going to be stationed in san diego and I am in NY Living with my parents. I am 21 and nervice about leaving home and starting a new life. I love him so much weve been together for 5 years long distance had been rough but id do anything for this man. Hes my rock, Im in need of some support from people in similar situations. Please help.

Nathanya Alexander said...

Hello guys! I am Nathanya, 21 years old and a navy gf as well. Im going through alot right now and I have no one to relate to at all. I feel so alone. Me and my bf have ben together around 5 years. I love him so much its unbelievable. Hes going to be stationed in San Diego and he wants me to move. I live with my parents and to make a move like this is scary and im having emotional break downs. I know I want to be with him forever and marry him. Im just scared of failing being on my own. What do I do..

Madison-Anne said...

Thank you for posting this you have given me so much courage to continue this my boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 2 years, he's 18 and joining the navy it's his dream and I love him so much I am so nervous about him leaving it scares me everyday but as I read this blog I began to feel better and better and knowing that its ok to be scared but I am so thankful for this blog I cannot express it enough :)

Madison-Anne said...

Hi guys, I've been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years and ever since I met him he's wanted to be a sailor, now that we're leaving high school it's becoming real. He's enlisting the day he turns 18. We've talked numerous times about our future and we know we want to be with each other forever you can think we're too young but it doesn't matter to me we love each other and I was so nervous about him leaving I was so nervous and scared and I just want to say thank you for this blog it has given me so much inspiration and courage I can't say thank you enough :)

Michelle said...

I stumbled across this blog while looking for information on the Navy. My best friend actually just got shipped off to Navy Bootcamp this morning. I was absolutely devastated but could not be more proud of him. Even though we are just friends right now, there are definite romantic feelings involved and from what I can gather, being 100% supportive seems like the best way to show him how much he means to me. I know this is an older post, and I see that you are now a Navy WIFE. Congrats! :) Kudos to you, and all of the other military girlfriends/wives who sacrifice so much to be with the men they love. I am scared to death of this new chapter in my life, but hope that it makes us stronger. And any other advice would be appreciated. :)

Debbie Austin said...

Hello, I'm also a Navy Girlfriend. I'm glad I found this post. I love my boyfriend so much, sometimes the distance gets frustrating, but it disappears as soon as I hear his voice or get a message from him. I want this with all my heart, any advice on how to keep holding on would be appreciated!

pallavi sharma said...

I cant contact my boyfriend since the day he has joined as a cadet Its really depressing me 😥i cant live without him and he hasn't even mailed me since dt day i dont know whats the reason