My handsome husband has been in the Navy now for 10 years. I still can't believe it whether I say it, hear it or read it. I've been by his side supporting him the whole time. I fully support this decision to re-enlist and continue on the military journey. I know he wants to make this his career. He excels in what he does and I know he enjoys the majority of it. It comes with a price, involving much sacrifice in our lives, but it works for us. We've made it this far and have learned how to adapt. It's not easy, but there are tremendous benefits and the Navy provides a pretty decent life. I am so proud of him and have a great deal of admiration and respect as he continues without complaint. It was very moving to watch him re-take his oath during his re-enlistment ceremony. He takes his job very seriously and understands the greater meaning behind this role.
At the end of the ceremony, Becca and I were called up to be given an honorary certificate acknowledging our support. That was a nice gesture that was completely unexpected. Because we spouses do our part too.
Eric's parents came down for the ceremony. They've gone to every one of them. They are very proud of their son and support him 100%.
My mom also came down for the ceremony. She's never been to one and was so glad she came. She is also very supportive and proud :)
As you can see, we took the opportunity for some family photo shots. We don't have many with him in his uniform.
Me and my sailor man :) I'm so proud of him. We have a good life together :)
Becca wasn't really in a picture-taking kind of mood, but that's okay. She was there. And she looked beautiful :)
In 2001, at 19 yrs old, I married my high school sweetheart and we began our military life. He is in the US Navy and we have a beautiful daughter together. We have moved many times and been through several deployments. I worked retail for a while but then chose to stay at home to raise our daughter. I am a fairly shy and quiet person, but I love to be around people I care about and encourage me to be a better version of myself. I love to read and write. Writing is my outlet and something I aspire to be great at.