"Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold.
It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love.
It’s for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough…"

Friday, October 22, 2010

You Know You're a Military Sweetheart When....

-you roll your eyes when other girls complain that they haven't seen their boyfriend in 3 days.
-you talk in all abbreviations and nobody knows what you're talking about.
-you can spot a Marine bumper sticker miles away.
-you'll drive hours to see him even if its only for a few hours.
- you sleep clutching your phone just in case he calls.
- you can say he's only been gone 6 weeks this time.
- you save and re-save all of his voicemails.
-you see a man in uniform in the grocery store and all you want to do is hug him.
-you spend half a pay check on care package items and shipping charges.
-you feel yourself growning more and more in love with your man even while he's so far away.
-you spend your sleepless nights writing letters and planning care packages.
- you wait to see certain movies until your military man gets home.
- your family thinks you're crazy because military recruiting commercials make you cry, not with tears of sadness but because you're so PROUD.
-the sight of dress blues takes your breath away.
-you own and wear your military branch's clothing, dog tags and anything to represent your military man daily.
-you call his phone just to hear his voice on his voicemail.
-a 2 minute phone call leaves you glowing and smiling for a week.
-the National Anthem makes you feel prouder than ever before.
-you can spot him 100 yards away in an airport and run and jump on him to get that first hug.
- you feel that you're part of a tight knit club for being a military girlfriend/fiancée/wife.
-hearing about military casualties shatter your heart even though you never knew them.
-you sleep in a pair of his sweats while he is gone to make you feel closer.
-you'll miss a night out on the town because you don't want to miss his phone call.
-you have saved text messages because they help you get through the tougher days.

If you agree or have anything to add to the list then leave a comment!

"And when you realize love is all that matters after all, it sure makes everything else seem so small"

When an e-mail from my fiancé can make me cry "happy-tears" & "I miss you-tears", I realize just how much I love him & how I don't mind waiting for him. Waiting for a little while is such a small sacrifice when the end result is getting to spend a liftetime together....... I ♥ you baby. Be safe out there.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy 235th Birthday, US NAVY!

The title says it all!

So proud of my United States Sailor ♥

You can read about the birth of the Navy by going to this site for more information:


Monday, October 11, 2010

On a Ship & On a Stage

I'm a 4th year in college graduating early this Winter (wooh!). I live in an apartment near my University, but on weekends I visit my parents & younger sister (I have 2 older sisters as well who live on their own). I had the wonderful opportunity to sing for the Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser Event. My vocal coach picked 4 of his students to sing. Friday I had a dress rehearsal and I can't even describe what it felt like to be on that stage. I come alive when I'm on stage. It was an amazing night. I was in a play last quarter, but I hadn't been on stage for a singing gig in such a long time.

My DF (dear fiancé) is currently underway for X amount of time so we are only talking through e-mail. I got an e-mail from him Saturday morning and it was a wonderful way to start my day. He ended the e-mail with:

"Goodluck with the gig and have fun and break a leg and all that jazz. I love you sweetheart.
Miss you a lot. Love you even more."
When it was time for me to drive to the event, I had my bag packed with everything I needed. Make-up, hairspray, a brush, my tape recorder so I could practice etc... The night was AMAZING! I love the feeling of a mic in my hand and my feet on a stage. The lights. The band. The audience. It's a good fix.... When I got back to my parents house, I was feeling pretty happy & proud of myself. Later in the night I started thinking about DF...

He's on a ship.
While I was on a stage.

I became proud of the man whom I can call mine. He has always supported me & my dreams of performing (singing, acting, the works...). While he is out at sea on a ship, while he was out there working, while he wears a uniform that designates him as a U.S. Service Member.... I realize that he is the reason why I have the opportunity to perform on stage and do what I love. He is doing his part in serving our country, defending it, & keeping it free.

I love my fiancé. I'm grateful for his love. I also love my service member. I am proud and grateful that he chose to join our military.

Thank you to all of our service members.

♥ Sailor's Doll

Meet the band

The Performers w/our Vocal Coach

The Entertainment for the night

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Hello ladies,

I'm not new to blogging, but I am new to this site and still have a lot to learn. I've decided to create a separate blog specifically for "The Navy Life" part of me. I thought it would be a good way to connect to other ladies who have a loved one in (all branches) of the military.

I'm sure a lot of you can agree with me when I say that sometimes it's hard to talk to our friends about military things if they're not in a military relationship themselves. That is why I believe it's good to have a group of ladies who DO know what you're going through and can relate to you. It provides for a strong support system and can be comforting knowing that "you're not alone".

This blog will provide a way for me to express my thoughts, excitements, good news, sadness, loneliness, information, ideas, etc.. during my journey as a Navy fiancée (& future Navy wife). I hope that some of the things I write can provide encouragement to all of you other ladies who are part of the "Silent Rank", standing by your service member in this difficult lifestyle of ours. I look forward to reading your comments and also your blogs (if you have one!).

♥ Sailor's Doll