Our 3rd year of marriage but 1st anniversary together!

United States
May 23, 2007 8:02pm CST
Yesterday, hubby and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. Our 1st year together, he was away for training. Our 2nd year, he was deployed. So, this is the 1st time we're able to celebrate it together. He was supposed to be in a class and not due home till 9pm. But he skipped class without telling me so he can come home early to spend time with me! :) And he got me flowers and a cake. We just had a nice quiet evening at home. We will probably do something special this weekend. We talked about going to the beach. I think that would be fun. We just want to make this special cos' next year, he's going to be deployed again at our anniversary timeframe. Anyone else out there in a similar situation where you don't get to celebrate your wedding anniversary much?
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• Australia
24 May 07
Hello Married2amarine Congratulation with your 3rd anniversary. I am not a married woman, but I have boyfriend, we have been together for 4 years, but we never celebrate my birthday or our anniversary date together. Poor me, he work in other city and can't go to visit me because he is to busy, maybe twice a year he can go home in a short time but he can't choose the date because he has to find replacement staff and that 's not easy. congratulation again. God bless both of you *angel www.beautycosmetictipc.com
• United States
27 May 07
Oh...that is not easy too!!
@nicolecab (923)
• United States
24 May 07
well, I am not in the same situation but I do want to take the time to say congrats and Happy Anniversary and it must be wonderful for ya;ll to finally get to spend it together!! Enjoy your time together and celeibrate it right!! :)
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@moodycow (42)
• United States
24 May 07
Congrats on your anniversary! My hubby and I just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary last Sat. He is also a Marine so I know how deployments suck! He was in boot camp for our first anniversary, and I think he was home for our 2nd. Then I think he was in Spain for our 3rd, and CA for our 4th. Something like that...I know he's been gone a lot of them. I can't even keep them straight anymore. We were together for this one though. I had just got back from out of state and we just stayed at home and had a dinner with our 1 year old daughter. Good luck with your future deployments!
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• United States
27 May 07
That's how it is for me too. So many that it's hard to keep track anymore either.
• United States
24 May 07
Congratulations! I am glad that he was able to surprise you and you were able to spend a nice quiet evening at home. Sometimes those are the nicest times. I am not in a similar situation, but my sister in laws both are married to Army men. I know that military people don't have a choice but to miss out on those special occasions most of the time. I know that one of my sister in laws used to get upset over it, but her husband passed away a couple of years ago. I wish you guys the best of luck, and maybe next year something will turn up and you will get to celebrate together again!
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• United States
27 May 07
I don't get upset when my husband cannot spend these special occasions with me cos' I know it's all part of his job and I knew what I was getting into when I married him. I'm sorry to hear about your sis-in-law's husband.
• United States
24 May 07
Congratulations! This will be a special occasion for both of you and I know it will be memorable. My husband and I always celebrated our anniversary together. He was overseas one time but then he didn't tell me he will come the day before our anniversary. It was quite a surprised. We had a long distance relationship before we got married and we vow as much as possible never to part again.
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• United States
27 May 07
Oh! That is a nice surprise! :)
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
24 May 07
first of all, i wanna tell you that i am so happy for you. i know that you are having a great time and i hope that your "beach" plans will push through. it's gonna be nice for you both. i am not yet married but in a distant relationship. last april, my boyfriend and i had our first year anniversary but aren't together. and so, we celebrated it by chatting online. we also sent each other small packages with small sweet nothings in it. hehe. it was fun though it is sure to be a better anniversary when we were together. and since i already got my visa approved and will be going to his country someday soon, i am pretty sure that next year, we can celebrate our second anniversary together! yehey. and i am so excited!
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• United States
27 May 07
I hope everything works out for you. It's not easy waiting for all the paper work to go through. I had to do that too. But it is all worth it in the end :)
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
24 May 07
Congratulations on your anniversary, my friend.... What a sweet guy you are married to...to skip class and surprise you.....I am sure that a nice quiet evening at home was the perfect anniversary.. Having a spouse who serves in the Military can really put a crimp into your personal life....while it is not as bad as it was 30 years ago...where the Marine Corp did not issue you a wife and child and that was their view on it......dramatic improvements have been made in the system...but it is still difficult....most people will never truly understand how it affects the families unless they have lived it.... I was lucky enought to have married my Marine when he was out of active duty...but my Dad was a Marine when I was born in 1961....so I understand.... I know that ya'll are making the most of your time together and I wish you only the very best, my friend!!
• United States
27 May 07
Thank you so much. We had a wonderful time. It was nice to be able to celebrate our anniversary together.
• United States
24 May 07
Congrats! What a nice surprise. :) I'm glad that yall finally got to spend your 1st anniversary together. I haven't been in this situation but on the night of my wedding my hubby had to work, they wouldn't let him off. I was soooooo mad!
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• United States
27 May 07
Oh no! That's horrible! Sounds like your hubby's boss is not very understanding at all.
@Michele21 (3095)
• United States
24 May 07
My husband is in the Air Force and last year on our anniversary he was TDY. The first year he was TDY as well. But me being busy with our two kids I totally forgot our anniversary last year, he called me laughing one day because he had remembered and I didn't! He had sent me a package with all kinds of goodies in it and I was at home feeling terrible because I forgot!! Oh well, there is always next year to make it up right?? He wasn't mad at me he just though it was funny that he remembered and I didn't.
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• United States
27 May 07
hahaha! That's funny. Oh yes...it's easy to get caught up in things especially when you have to be the Mommy and the Daddy. I can totally relate.
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
27 May 07
ME ME!!!! Last year my husband was in Iraq, he missed my birthday, our daughters,Thanksgiving,Christmas,New Years, and Valentines Day. Next year he wil miss our anniversary
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@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
26 May 07
My daughter is in the same situation, she's married to an Army Sergeant who is currently deployed, they did get to celebrate this year, their 2nd, only because his 2 week leave was at the same time. By the way, congrats, hope you have many more together.
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@HighReed1 (1127)
• United States
24 May 07
Congratulations! I always felt so bad for the wives that had their husbands away for major holidays, birthdays, etc. I lucked out. My husband was stationed where we could go with him. Just remember: behind every strong soldier is a stronger woman.
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