What does this mean you may ask? It means being steady when your legs feel like giving out after saying goodbye on the pier. It means holding back the tears when you hear or see something that reminds you of your spouse or significant other. It means being that rock for your service member when they’re going stir-crazy in the middle of the ocean. It means leaning on your fellow military wives or husbands in some cases for guidance and assurance when you feel you’ve lost your way. This blog is not solely directed for Navy spouses or significant others, but for all military members and their families.
The motto first came to me when one of my best girl friends husband was newly deployed a few months back and she was having a hard time with goodbye. I know in my relationship with my husband we never say goodbye, we always say see you later. I told her that might be something they should start doing, all you really want before a deployment is optimism anyways, to feel safe knowing that your loved one will come home in one piece. I told her she needed to be strong, NavyStrong and it just kinda stuck.
My husband has been in the Navy for four years, which to most senior sailors seems like a blip in the grand scheme of things, but these last four years have taught me a lot about life, relationships and myself. This blog will most likely follow the crazy, hectic life of a military wife and probably a few (a lot) of little anecdotes from my friends who also have husbands, wives, or people they love in the military.