My military man is finally home!

For those of you that don’t know, John has been in the Navy for the last four years.  And it’s been both an amazing journey and a tough road for us.  We’ve spent approximately the last two out of four years apart.

It all started when he left for bootcamp and I got a few letters and two phone calls while he was there.  I went to see him graduate and I didn’t take this smile off my face for two days straight….

It was so amazing to spend the weekend with him.  But then we were apart again for a long time.  We saw each other on and off until I finished college…

….in Chicago…

….then in San Diego…

And then we got married and I moved to Florida to be with my new hubby!!  Finally, we got to be together!!

We’ve spent the last two years in Florida, where he’s been stationed.  However, he’s been gone on underways (deployments) A LOT, so we still saw each other very sporadically.

Buuuuuuut……on Saturday, he hung up his uniform for the last time!  He served for 4 years, and now his time in the military is finished, and it’s time to open a new chapter in our lives.  We are SO excited!  I had no idea how hard it is to be a military family, but it is hard!  My hat goes off to all of those who are serving, as well as those families missing their loved ones.  It definitely has made us appreciate every minute we get to spend together.

I’m so proud of John for sacrificing so much to serve our country.  Our service men and women don’t get the recognition they deserve, so always be sure to thank them for their service.  It is because of them that we have the freedoms we do.  :)

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23 responses to My military man is finally home!


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  2. Congratulations! Thank you John for your service. Being a military family is very hard. My husband is currently in the Air Force and has been for 8 years. There are many days that I wish we could get back to “living a normal life.”

    • Thanks Elizabeth! I know you totally get it! Thank your husband for me for his service, and thanks for being a supportive wife! It is so hard at times, but it REALLY makes us appreciate our time together now :)

  3. Yay!! I get teary every time I read of a family that has been reunited after one or both has been in the service. So happy for you two. :)

  4. Thanks to you both for all your sacrifice. I can’t imagine how hard that would be. But that chapter is closed now, and you have your whole lives to look forward to!

  5. I can’t even explain how happy I am for you to have your hubby home FOR GOOD! I actually got chills reading that he is done and hung up his uniform for the last time. Bless you both for the major sacrifices you guys had to make! :)

  6. Congratulations!! And bless you, John, for your service… and Whitney, for your sacrifices, too. Thrilled that you two can be together each day now… a whole new adventure!
    xo Heidi

  7. Great news!
    Thank you John, for everything you did!

  8. Woo Hoo!!! So excited for you!! I can only imagine how hard that 4 years was. Yiou are going to have so much fun together now. :)

  9. That’s amazing!! I’m so happy for both of you!

  10. Please tell John that we are forever grateful for his service….Our servicemen are truly one of the backbones of our country…without them, we would not be a nation of freedoms, of beauty, of dreams…So we honor those who sacrificed their lives so that we can continue to enjoy our freedoms…and we honor those families who also sacrificed their loved ones…for they are the ones left behind to pick up the pieces of broken hearts and shattered dreams…We thank you!!!….

    I am so happy that you two are finally together 24/7….Not only did John have to be brave, but so did you!!…Have a beautiful holiday together!

  11. Cheers ! You both must be so excited. Sounds like you both made a lot of sacrifices. Hope you’re enjoying every minute together =]

  12. So happy for you guys! I can’t imagine how great it must feel!!

  13. Thanks John for your service!

    Now you kids go and live a happy life full of fun times together!! :)

  14. Congratulations and thanks for your service John!

  15. Yee Haw! Thanks for your service John, and hope you guys enjoy your new found time together!

  16. Happy to hear he’s out. John, thanks for your service! San Diego and Mayport aren’t too too bad I guess. Could’ve been worse! Yokosuka and Norfolk aren’t that much fun!

  17. You guys are sooo cute! I can totally relate to military life. My husband was AirForce for 8 years before hanging up his uniform. It was a wonderful experience but I’m so glad that’s in the past : ) Thank you to your hubby for his service!

  18. Thank you to your hubby for his service. Land of the free home because of the brave.

    PS you guys are super qt :)