Monday, April 16, 2012

Anchors Aweigh

I will make this post short & sweet as to not ramble on and on with how much I miss John. Since he left on Wednesday, I have written him 6 letters. I won't know his address until "the box" comes. For those of you unfamiliar with the Navy, "the box" is like gold. It is all their civilian belongings that they took with them. His clothes, cell phone, and even underwear come back. There is also a letter, sometimes inside & sometimes separately, that comes with their address, graduation date, and a little message from the sailor at the bottom. According to my research, if they come separately, the box usually comes a few days after they leave (which should be today or tomorrow) and the letter comes shortly after that. His graduation date is expected to be June 8 if it is exactly 8 weeks out. I'm so excited that I can barely contain myself. I have been spending a LOT of time with my mom to pass time quicker. I am having dinner with his mom and stepdad tomorrow so we can all vent and catch up. I ordered a NAVY sweatshirt today. I know it's almost summer but my apartment is freezing :] The thing I am most excited for right now is receiving the first letter and the first (little bit longer) phone call. I am pathetically listening to a voicemail he left me that I saved just to hear him say "I love you" to me over and over. I know, sad, right? Judge me.

I'm joining the gym down the street from my apartment and looking into pilates classes so I can be in tip top shape for when I see him again :] I've already lost 5 pounds since Wednesday. Woohoo!


  1. Thinking about you! Hope the time goes by quickly!

  2. Praying for you Sam! I really do love reading these entries! Please blog more about this step in your life! I know one day you'll look back and be so glad that you have these to remember!