I still have a couple of days left in my field shift, but I decided to treat myself early with a little somethin’ somethin’ from this wonderful little Etsy shop I stumbled upon, ChrysDesignsJewelry. The shop is full of antique looking charms and necklaces, for a ridiculously affordable price. I am a sucker for pretty necklaces, and there are so many cute ones to choose from. This one caught my eye:
The Navy has been a significant presence in my life, even if I am not actually in the military. I’m the proud daughter of a Navy sailor and my dad’s best friend/my adopted grandfather was a Navy Seal in Vietnam. Without the Navy, my dad wouldn’t have met my mom. I wouldn’t have been able to move to Texas and meet the amazing people that I have. The Navy enabled my smart dad to get his college degrees (that’s right – degrees). It’s even helping with my brother’s education – he’s able to use some of my dad’s benefits to pay for his schooling (lucky. I wish I had that option when I was in college. It sure would have helped with my student loans).
The Navy has done a lot for me and my little family, and I will be proud to wear this charm as a way to show my support and gratitude.