11 years...

Annapolis, MD

11 years since he first put on his officer shoulder boards and almost 13 years in... much for "Five & Dive" 
(for all the civvies, we thought he'd serve his 5 year commitment and be out).

I can't even begin to count how much of our 11+ years together you've been in a tube under the sea or just in the tube docked at the pier...missing birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, entire seasons, scary moments, sad moments, happy moments, days/weeks/months of our children's lives, and narrowly missing the birth of our first child (and the ensuing hurricane).

I'm thankful for all that you do...without complaints.

I'm grateful that you never undermine the role of a military spouse, especially a submariner's wife, and how much we go through as "single married spouses/parents" in an isolated and secretive world.

I'm so proud of you and all that you do for us and our country.

Thank you.

I love you.


Michelle A'etonu said... beautiful. and a beautiful picture as well. you guys are a gorgeous couple. Congrats!

Melis said...

Thank you BOTH... You made our decision to dive really hard... but we rest more easily at night knowing you're defending us in your own ways. We're lucky to have people like Sean and wives like you in our Navy.


Lindsay said...

aw i like that post, it made me happy. :) cute picture of you two!

Tanya said...

Michelle...thank you!

Melissa...thank YOU & Justin for your sacrifices made too! We miss you all so much!

Lindsay...thank you! Hope all is well for you girls and this patrol is going quickly!

liza said...

What a sweet post for your hubs...! I love & hate our crazy life, too. God bless and Congrats to both of you! Besos, linda!

Tanya said...

Liza...thank you!!! I hope you & the fam are doing well in Italia!