The Homefront Team and the Brats are combining efforts to share our experiences with the military lifestyle so that others can fully understand the sense of community, sacrifices, benefits, and expectations we all share as members of a truly unique group of people. Each month we will feature a story shared by a Military Brat Team member, and a story shared by a Homefront Team member.

Here's her story:

"I have known my husband for half of my life. We met when I was 16, working at a Chinese restaurant. I was looking at colleges to go to, and he was inspired to make more of his life, but had no money for college. He joined the Navy, because they were the only ones that would come to the house and pick him up, since he had no car.

Now to look back, that we hung on to our little teenage romance through 4 years of long distance. I was hooked. I could “see” no other boys around me at college. I was smitten with my sailor. We got married when I was 20.

I've never made a more sound decision in my life! We've been together 16 years now, on this military adventure. When people say "I don't know how you do it?"...I say, "He is worthwhile, I will wait. I'd rather have him some of the time than none of the time." I think most military wives think this way. What better way to show your love and devotion, that is always waiting on the pier, for the love of your life to return."

Deb has been a member of the Homefront Team since 2008 and currently serves as the team's Captain.

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Robin@creations-anew.com said...

I actually got to meet Deb yesterday. We share lunch and laughs and acted like we've known each other for years...and we kind of have...on-line :)


Perfectly Distressed said...

Aww, Deb great story! My DH & I met when we were 16 too. Its crazy to think of all those years, and all that time waiting. I agree, I'd rather have him some of the time than none of the time. He's well worth the wait.

oceankisses said...

Deb...you sound like a true military wife! Wonderful story.

LilacAve said...

Sweet comments!!!!
I love our Navy life!