Post # 1
Hi ladies! I have been lurking on this board for a couple months now and finally decided to post and become officially waiting! Here’s the low-down on me an the man friend (I hate the word boyfriend, so juvenile!):
We have been together for just about two years now, we met, fell in love and moved in together all within the course of about 3 weeks in 2010 while we were in college. Last May we both graduated and he commissioned into the Air Force and it was a no brainer to move with him to his first duty station in FL. He is here training to become the AF version of Goose from Top Gun, minus the dying lol. We have the house, the puppy, the careers (though I want to go back to school for nursing and join the AF too), but no ring and no fancy piece of paper. I’d be happy waiting if all of this was going on in the outside world, but girlfriends aren’t very well respected by the military. Please do not misconstrue this to mean I want to get married for the benefits. We are so in love but our finances aren’t quite at the stage where we can afford a ring/wedding. I’ve seriously thought about the leap year proposal, but he’s said that I’ll have to propose with a winch for his Jeep 😉 so unromantic. I have my super impatient days, but I am hoping this community will help out with my irrationality.
Are there any other military waitingbees out there?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Welcome! I started out as a waiting bee here, too! The waiting ladies are awesome around here. You will be addicted in no time.
Post # 4
Welcome fellow waiter! That’s funny he wants a winch for his Jeep instead of a ring! It sounds like things are good between you too though, despite the lack of ring and wedding plans. Remember, you can do these things on the cheap too if you want to make it all “official.” Hope we can help allay some of the waiting anxieties and frustrations!
Post # 5
Welcome to the bee and to the waiting boards lol. THere are SOOO many ladies like yourself here, with the same frustrations, who are totally heads over heels and are just waiting for it to happen. I totally get what you’re saying. My SO is a police officer and it’s not that I’m not respected but I just feel like some of the cop wives may somewhat “look down” on me or not be as open and friendly or something. Maybe my own insecurity though? haha…whatever. WELCOME!! We are here to calm eachother down 🙂
Post # 6
@snp0207: Welcome to the hive honey!!
Post # 7
Thanks for all the welcoming! @shirasagi I am all about doing this whole engagement/wedding thing on the cheap. I am so in love with moissanite right now, that’s originally how I found this site, creeping on the moissy porn 😛
And @MissTX I know what you mean! I’ve been lucky enough to find a good group of ladies since we moved here, but only after dealing with those who didn’t wnat to include me in their groups because I wasn’t a “real spouse”. Ugh some women have a little too much nerve.