Week 5 of Boot Camp – My Navy Wife Journey Thus Far

7 Jul

I was asked to write a guest post, with some Q&A’s on my time as a Navy Wife with a husband away in Boot Camp. If you know me, it’s all things I’ve droned on about before… but do check it out and make me smile! ^_^

Buoyed Up

My husband left for Navy Boot Camp 5 weeks ago, and this is by far the longest we have ever been apart. When asked to summarize my thoughts and experiences, I drew a complete blank. So instead I’ve answered a few random – yet extremely relevant – questions that were posed to me about my fledgling journey as a Navy wife thus far:

How did you feel about the first actual phone call, not the “I’m here, look for my box” call?

Up until the first “real” phone call, I had been bragging excessively about how well I was handling the separation up to that point. I missed my husband more than anything, but I wasn’t finding the discomfort of loneliness to be socially crippling in any way, like I’d feared it might become. While missing him I was still able to cheerfully go about my day in a productive…

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6 Responses to “Week 5 of Boot Camp – My Navy Wife Journey Thus Far”

  1. Me July 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Less than 4 weeks to go then! 🙂 I am excited for you! Reuniting is such a special time. No matter if it is training or a deployment, I always tear up during that first hug and kiss because it is so awesome having my other half again. It feels like falling in love all over again whenever he returns home. 🙂

  2. Pip July 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Letters, letters, letters…write lots! After my grandmother died, I found the letters my grandfather had written to her while he was in the service (no idea what happened to the ones she wrote him) and I learned so much about them. You will cherish those letters, and pass them on to Tessa, too. I know in this age of instantaneous everything, we choose that over delayed interaction, but really, who keeps emails and texts for eternity?? Plus, to read them in his handwriting just made them that much more special.

    • gynjii July 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      Oh wow, that is so sweet!! And now I’m rather sheepish picturing my future granddaughter reading my letters.. I’m a raunchy bitch sometimes. “Give me the sex!!!!” <—- (things like that) hahahaha

      • Pip July 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

        That’s ok, it will show her who you *really* were, not just what she learns from the pictures. Think of what you’d love to really know about your great/great grandparents beyond those stern black and whites. 😉

      • gynjii July 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

        Just as my daughter will never emit a bowel or gastrointestinal movement, I refuse to believe than my ancestors ever had sex. Or genitals, for that matter. 😉

      • Pip July 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

        *bursts out laughing*

        Oh, I needed that laugh.

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