So for Valentine’s Day, Wife on the Roller Coaster proposed that bunch of us sign up to swap blogs. I’m always up for a blog swap, so I jumped on that. That means you will not be reading my thoughts on Valentine’s Day here.
Instead, you will be hearing from Christina from Married to a Sailor: The Journey of a Navy Wife. Christina is a Navy wife currently going through her first deployment and if there is anyone who is thriving instead of surviving during a deployment, it’s her. She always has something positive to say, so I wasn’t the least bit surprised when I read her guest post. If you get a chance, check out her deployment music posts. Those of you who know me know that I’m all about music, so I love to see which songs she’s chosen to express her thoughts about deployment. Thanks for sharing, Christina! Happy Valentine’s Day
Oh, and where am I posting today? Well, if you want to know to what I think about Valentine’s Day, head on over to To The Nth. And if you want to know where’s she’s posting… well, click on the button below and you can find the list of everyone who swapped:
And finally, here is Christina’s post:
Thank you to Sespi for having me as her Guest today! I’m excited to be able to do this today.
Today, I will be spending Valentine’s day alone. Some would think I would be a bit disgruntled or upset- seeing as he is deployed, but I’m quite content.. maybe even smiling.
Today is the day when many ladies will receive gifts, flowers, dinner and maybe a movie. To some, that is all Valentine’s seems to be about. To me, this year.. it’s completely different.
I will not be spending this day with my deployed Sailor. This Valentine’s day won’t be my best or favorite Valentine’s day, but it is not my worst either. I will not get a card, I won’t see a movie with my husband. However, this Valentine’s has a whole new meaning to me.
To me, this year, Valentine’s means Sacrifice. My husband is sacrificing time with me to fight for his country. This Valentine’s Day means Freedom, something my husband and so many others are out to protect every day with and away from their loved ones. It’s smiling when I hear someone say, “I’m sorry you’re spending this day alone.” or “I don’t know how you do it.”
I’m not sorry to spend it without my husband. I don’t need him here physically to know he’s thinking about me today. I’m proud he’s serving his country. Instead of being sad, or “sorry”.. I’m proud. How I do it is by taking it day by day. I do it because I love him. I love our relationship.
Today, I won’t receive a card- But I will receive an email. The words in that email meaning just as much or more than a card. I will get butterflies when he tells me how much he loves me. I will feel like he is right here with me when I’m reading his words. He always knows the right things to say. I don’t need him here for him to show me he loves me. I just need to hear it, not just one day out of the year.. but every day it’s possible.
Today is Valentine’s Day and although he may be deployed, I’m still spending it together. He has my heart and I have his.
“We are always together
Even though we are apart
Though distance may be between
We are never separate in heart
For when we are together
We make beautiful memories
So we are always close
Even through mountains, vales, or seas
Through the gentle whisper of breeze
Or stars on a moonlit night
Our love talks to our hearts
With words made just right
Our hearts are always one
Though they may be two
You are always here with me
As I am always there with you “