Proud Military Wife

United States
November 30, 2006 9:36pm CST
Are you a proud military wife? If so take this time to brag about your man. I want to hear about those silly little things he does to make you smile. Tonight my husband grabbed my hand and kissed me, and that gave me butterflies! Sometimes he makes me feel like such a school girl. (i've got such a crush on him). Come on ladies...brag him up!!!
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@not4me (1713)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I was in the Marines for 8 years. I'm out now and married to a Gunny. We are both air traffic controllers and met in the tower. I'm not one of those proud military wives though, at least not a stereotypical one. Military wives treated me like crap when I was active duty and the wounds run deep. I was cute, young and skinny and all the wives thought I was after their man. Pssssh. Anyway my husband is the smartest and most thoughtful guy I know. One of the reasons I wanted to marry him is because I could tell he would be a good daddy and I was so right. He is very sweet with his words and his actions and sometimes, out of nowhere he will bring home this huge gift certificates for my nails or massages, facials, etc. I never ask for any of that as I usually get all that done with my own money. One of the sweetest things he does is how he says, "I love you!" to me (he says it first) on the phone in front of all his Marines. I can hear them going Awww in the background but he doesn't care.
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• United States
1 Dec 06
Sounds like you're truely in love! That is wonderful. I think it's great to be married but still get butterflies from your man. Do you two have date nights? My husband and I do and they always bring us closer. (I would like to add you to my friends list but I'm new to this whole thing and I'm not sure how it works) I'm sorry to hear that all the wives where jealous of you when you were just doing your job. I've never had "issues" with my husband and female marines...(he's an artillery officer so there are no females in his MOS) One last thing, do you ever suprise him with flowers and what not?
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@not4me (1713)
• United States
1 Dec 06
We do have date nights! We had lots while stationed in Japan and now that we are back we take our girls to the local gymnastics center where they have parents' night out every other Friday. If we don't hit that then we go to the CDC on payday evenings and drop them off there. They have fun and so do we! We don't do mushy stuff though because we think romantic dates are too mushy and kinda lame. So instead we go to a recording studio and jam for a couple hours or we go for a small flight in a cessna at our local airport. We change it up all the time but we hit the studio a lot because we both play the bass and I love to sing. I don't get him flowers. While he does that for me occasionally, he thinks it is a waste of money, so instead I buy him a back massage or put some of my money into his stocks online. (He's very much money oriented so he LOVES when I do that.) If you were to ask him what his fave gift from me was, it was the time I bought him a tackle box for Christmas, something he had asked for. So I bought him this nice box but inside I stashed a bunch of hooks and pretend fishy things, lines, bobbers, etc., and he cried a little. It was so much fun! The most expensive present I've bought him on a whim was a bass guitar. I will try to make you my friend on here so it will be easier. :)
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• United States
1 Dec 06
Sounds like you and your husband are best friends. That is most important! It also sounds like you guys have AWESOME dates!!!! Our youngest is 6 months old so as she gets older it will be easier for us to do more. Where are you guys stationed right now? (we are at ft. sill but only until may...then it's off to Camp Pendleton!!!)
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• United States
1 Dec 06
Well, I am not a military wife, but I did grow up as a military brat and have a brother in the Army. I just wanted to stop by and spread some love and (((hugs))) to all the military peeps out there. You deserve it! God bless you!! :)
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• United States
2 Dec 06
That was nice, thanks for the comment.
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• United States
1 Dec 06
Brandon and I - Brandon and Marissa
Well my fiance is in the Army. we're going to be married in October after he gets home from Iraq and has a little time to settle back in to America. He is such a great guy sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm the lucky one. We met on myspace and eventually found out that for years we'd had mutual friends yet never came into contact with each other. Now he and I still talk through myspace while he's gone. He leaves me some of the cutest messages telling how amazing he thinks I am and praising me like crazy and all I think about is how much more amazing I think he is. For my birthday that just passed in september I was turning 19 and he had left for Iraq the month before so he was bummed he wouldnt be here but to make up for it he had his mom call my work and get my schedule and when i'd be in and he got her to have flowers delievered there for me so I saw them on the counter as soon as I walked in. It was beautiful and so romantic and I literally cry everytime I think about it because I think that was just so sweet and so romantic and I proud of him for thinking of it all by himself because I've dreamed of someone doing that sort of thing for me but no one ever has until him. He constantly does the smallest things for me just because he knows I like it or he knows it will make me laugh or smile. Like for instance he'll take me to stay at a hotel for the weekend just so I can relax in the jacuzzi tubs and he'll order me pizza and we'll lay in bed and watch disney movies all day. I love him so much and I cant wait to marry him. Thanks for letting me share a little bit about him.
• United States
1 Dec 06
It is wonderful to hear how happy he makes you! I bet you have fun sending him little romantic packages and whatnot now that he is over seas. That is the ONLY joy that I will get while my husband is over there. Sounds like you are getting married to a terrific guy. You should invite him to mylot so that you can have chats with him here as well.
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@Mommamea (1215)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I will brag. I have that right since we have been married 20 wonderful years. We have 4 kids and 2 grandsons. He is Retired from the Marine Corps and now works not 1 but 2 jobs so I can stay home with the kids and because I have some medical issues. He is the Greatest at everything. How has it lasted so long some would ask? Being totally and utterly in love with the man I married. Sure we may not agree on every little thing but we compromise and it works. He let's me be right most of the time. He acts like a little kid sometimes with his happiness. He makes me smile. He always tells me how beautiful I am and how much he loves me. He is very affectionate. He does things to suprise me all the time. For no reason other than to say I love you or I'm thinking about you. Yep thats my man in the picture with me. We were on a cruise he booked for us several years ago. He made all the plans and we had a wonderful time together on that trip. Well now you know what life can be like after 20 years of marriage. The marriage doesn't get old we just grow old together.
• United States
1 Dec 06
Awwwwwwwwww....I love you true life love story. I hope that I can be telling someone a simular story 20 years from now. Tell me how you made it through his deployments. And where you apart of the Officer Wives Club?
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@vhenwood (1061)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Well, granted I've only been a Marine Wife for 2 years... but I've been with my hubby for 6 yrs ... I still get those butterflies too...when my husband and I got married, we didn't have money to get rings, and since we did the court house deal, we didn't really care, but hesurprised me with a pink(my fav color) gumball machine ring:) Then on our 1 year anniversary, he gave me my VERY first diamond EVER!!! It's a small one, but I don't care. I don't know how he paid for it, where he got it, or when he got it. I completely understand how not4me feels too . . .I've had some seriously bad luck with other military wives.. .some of which I thought we supposed to be great friends stabbed me as hard as they could in my back. It's a tough life, not jsut dealing with long work days, field ops, and deployments . . . it's aculture shock for most. A strange new environment, no friends, most of us have no family around. You count on those people supposed to be your friends. And as the commercial puts it . . . You Live...You Learn. . .then youget Luvs!! hahaha
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• United States
1 Dec 06
It's very hard moving around all the time. We've lived in 3 states in just a little over a year now and we'll be moving again in May. My husband and I are best friends which makes it easier at times but much harder at other times. He is my other half and I don't know what I'm going to do when he goes over seas. My heart aches just thinking about it.... That's where other Marine wives come into play. I pray that I can have a few good friends that understand what I'm going through and that will be there for me as I will be there for them.
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@Judobird (88)
4 Dec 06
My boyfriend is in the British army, he's currently stationed in Germany after getting back from Iraq, he's being posted back in England at the end of this year and I can't wait. We have been together nearly three years, since I was about 16 and My older brother is in the British army and my parents were, and I know how much effort it takes to be married to someone in the forces. I know I am only his girlfriend, but we have discussed getting engaged...anyways I flew over to Germany last week to spend the weekend with him and he always makes me feel like the most amazing girl in the whole world. He ran the New York marathon a couple of weeks ago, and came back with the most gorgeous necklace for me, but it wasnt the neckalce that was so special it was the fact he had gone to great lengths to get it engraved for me, and it always the little things that count.
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@merlin22 (1111)
• United States
2 Dec 06
my husband of 24 yrs was in the army for 10 yrs and im very proud of him ,we moved all over the world with3 children and he always made it a home,so being a milatay wife you should be proud
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@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
6 Dec 06
marine - marine
Oh where do I begin, my husband joined the Marines in 1994 we met on a blind date for the Marine Corps Ball in 1997. He got out in 1999. joined the reserves in 2000-2004 got of of the reseves because of a promotion from him civilan job. In May 2005 he decided to go back on active duty which brought of here to California. He is currently in Iraq, he has been on 2 med floats seen over 20 countries, been involved in 2 conflicts and is curretly on Iraq. He is applying to the school house in North Carolina to become an instructor and then is going to school for the Warret Officer Program.
• United States
6 Dec 06
You two met on a blind date to the Marine Corps Ball?!? HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!? All this Marine talk is making me miss mine. (he'll be home in a bit)
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• United States
6 Dec 06
Yep a friend of mine was going with one of her friends she lived in Ohio where I lived and she told him she could not come unless she could bring a friend well I was the friend and my hubby was her dates friend. it was love at first sight and I knew the minute I met him he was my soulmate
• United States
6 Dec 06
that is the sweetest thing i've ever heard.
• United States
27 Jun 08
I am a proud wife of a US Marine. He does so many things everyday to make me smile and keep me happy that there's too much to write. I love him dearly and I'm very proud of what he's doing for this country. Even though I'm not really happy with how the military treats us, my hubby's job is very noble. I don't even feel married most of the time, which is great. He still makes me feel like we're dating and that he still needs to sweep me off my feet. He lets me be who I want to be, but at the same time helps me be a better person. I love him so much and support him in all he does even if he wants to stay a Marine for the rest of his life.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I'm definitely a proud military wife! Very proud of my man! He's been in the Army for 13 years, and on active duty for the past four, which has been all of our marriage. I remember when I would go to visit him, and I'd see him at the airport, and my stomach would do flip-flops! It's like we're newly-weds every time we get to be together.
@elisa812 (3032)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I'm not a military wife yet, but my fiance is in the army. He's getting ready to go to Iraq, and then we'll be getting married in 2008 after he gets home. I'm SO nervous cause it'll be his first deployment since we've been together. He is so wonderful, and everything I've wanted in a man! He treats me so much better than anyone ever has, and I'm absolutely crazy for him! :) I can still remember when we first started dating, we were sitting on the couch and he put his hand on my stomach and smiled at me. I didn't really get what he was doing at the time, but a long time later he reminded me of it and told me it was cause he imagined me having his children someday! It was so sweet! I think we were only dating for about a month or so when he sat me down and awkwardly told me that he thought he wanted to marry me, lol. Now I'm getting all teary-eyed thinking about it! hehe Anyway, it's so nice hearing everyone's stories! Thanks for starting this discussion!
@mom2boys (334)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I am, I have been with my since I was 15, he knows me better than I know myself and can always make me smile. He is the best father/husband I could have asked for so proud he is mine! if i am down of course he makes me laugh and cheers me up!
• United States
19 Jan 07
My husband is in the US Army. We just got stationed in MI as a recruiter. Before recruiting he was an MP Investigator. When he leaves for work he wakes me up by "TRYING" to make out with me but this morning he left a flower on his pillow with a note saying I love you and then kissing me and telling me bye and see you later.
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I am a Navy brat (father was in the Navy for 28 years) and just wanted to thank everyone in the military as well as their families for the sacrifice. God bless you guys and our troops!!!
@jaginfo2006 (1757)
• India
1 Dec 06
well i take a lot to be a military wife