Deployment, Marriage, Navy, Personal

The Worst Thing a Civilian Has Ever Said to Me

People always have interesting things to say when we talk about my husband being in the Navy. There are a lot of crazy misconceptions going around, like I get my groceries for free and don’t have to pay taxes (I wish). There are a lot of probing questions, too... I am not sure why Kyle’s… Continue reading The Worst Thing a Civilian Has Ever Said to Me

Deployment, Navy

Yesterday Was the Worst

  No one told me that I would have nothing to say when I needed to say goodbye...that I, usually never loss for words, would think of literally nothing. No one told me about the confusion my heart would feel, somehow both proud and completely terrified of what you were going to do.  No one… Continue reading Yesterday Was the Worst

Deployment, Navy, Personal

In Search of Pre-Deployment Advice

I’ve been googling things like “Tips for Emotionally Preparing for Deployment” for a few weeks now. Kyle is leaving soon, and I need help. I have so many questions. Can I fall apart? Should I cry for a day, and then move on? What is a normal adjustment period if I decide I can’t get… Continue reading In Search of Pre-Deployment Advice