Ever sit there and say “i hate you” to an old or younger sister or brother? What about saying it directly to their faces? I was one that used to say those hurtful words to my older brother. Do not get me wrong, brothers and sisters have their harmless fighting but think before the words “i hate you” come out of your mouth. My brother and I use to fight a lot. He is my older brother, so of course there is that power he holds over me. Our fights used to get really out of hand and my parents could verify that for me. But see the thing is, when we were fighting we always knew we would get over it sooner or later. Also when we fought we never thought in a million years that he would just be gone one day. Having my brother join the military opened my eyes that the fighting all the time was un-needed and pointless. The point of this blog is to open my readers eyes and show them how fast something can get taken away from you. Having a sibling in the military, you are left wondering what is going to happen now. My brother is my best friend and I could not imagine going through a day without him. So when you are in a fight with a sibling, think before act or say. How would you feel if the last words your sibling heard coming out of your mouth was “i hate you”
There are five different branches, these branches are the Marines, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The Marines are the first military men and women on grounds of a combat situation. The Army Branch is the oldest out of all them and their job is to protect the security of the Untied State and its resources. The Navy men and women’s job is to protect the right to travel and trade freely on the world’s ocean and protects the national interest overseas. Coast Guards job is to protect America’s waterways and deploys with the Navy during wartime. Lastly, the Air Forces job is to protects America’s interest at home and aboard with a focus on air power. As you can see all of these branches have different jobs, but this does not mean that one is better than the other. Of course if you ask a military men or women they will say that their branch is better than others, but they all work together to protect our freedom. They deserve every ounce of respect that they can receive.
Ever have a parent, family member or even a friend that you are very close with go away on vacation and you had to say ‘goodbye’ to them until you seen them again? I’m sure everyone has experienced a time like that. Try experiencing that multiple times with the same person. You are probably thinking to yourself, “Oh that would get easier as time goes on with it being the same person.” Well this blog post will tell you different. First off in a military family we do not believe in ‘goodbyes’, we believe in ‘see you laters.’ This is because a ‘see you later’ is more comforting because it always leaves you with hope and reassuring that your family member will be back, most of the time. With that being said, there are two types of ‘see you laters.’ The first one is the deployment ‘see you later.’ This one is harder than any ‘see you later’ that you will encounter with a military man or woman. The reasoning behind it, is because during a deployment you have no contact with them except email. But with using a ‘see you later’ you have that pillow that you can lean on when times start getting rough. The second ‘see you later’ is when they are going back to where they are station at. Yes, this one is difficult but it much easier than the first. They are miles apart from you but this time you have more contact with them, they have their phones, they have internet, and you could even Skype or FaceTime. So next you are saying a ‘goodbye’ to a loved one that is leaving to either serve for their country or to go back to where they are station, think more of it as a ‘see you later’ or even a ‘see you soon.’
Today in class I was asked to research and read other blogs that focus on the same material as mine does. After looking and reading many different blogs, I came across a blog that is called “This Ain’t Hell.” (http://thisainthell.us/) As I was reading into the blog more, I found out that this blog writer has lived through it. He not only posts about the things that he has lived through, he has posted blogs about other things that involve anything military. This bloger has been around since 2006. As I continue to read more of their postings, I realize that he pretty much posts anything that involves the political world or the military life. As I look at their blog I noticed our blogs are completely different, but at the same time. How could that be, you may ask yourself. Well this is what is means, this blog that I came across, has went through things that other men and women have seen. He informs people about the problems that come with seeing and being apart of the things that these men and women see during combat or anything. It also explains what they go through each and everyday as they live their lives known as a military men or women. He also posts about political things. Now looking at my blog, you can see that I am strictly writing about one thing and only one thing which is being a military sister and how to get through the tough times. “This ain’t Hell” is a good blog to inform us military families and non-military families what our love ones go through. While my blog is simply to inform they struggles that us military families go through and to help those understand that do not know how it is. So go check out “This ain’t Hell” blog and look into more yourself(:
Think to yourself for a moment, your mother, father, bother, or sister is about to get on a bus that will take them to a port to get on a huge aircraft carrier, which then takes them into the middle of the ocean. While they are in the middle of the ocean they have no contacted with the outside world what so ever, besides email. Oh, and on top of all that, they cannot tell you where they are and sometimes you won’t receive an email for weeks, so you are sitting there worried sick because you have no idea what is going or if they are okay. You have just imagined the feeling that family members go through when one of their loved ones gets deployed. I have gone through two deployments with my brother and I will be going through a third one sometime in 2014. Both of those deployments were unbelievably hard on my parents and I. The first deployment was a rude awakening, not only did my brother get on that boat, my best friend was on it. My brother is my best friend, my go to guy, could you imagine losing both of those things for 6 months and plus? You would think that the first deployment would be the hardest, well in my case it was not, the second one was the hardest thing I have had to deal with, with him being in the Military. You might be thinking to yourself, why was the second one so much harder than the first? Well the second deployment was during my senior year, the year where a girl gets to shine. With my brother being on that aircraft carrier, he missed everything. He missed my prom, my graduation, and my graduation party. But my brother made sure he was still there some how. What I mean by that is, he had his best friend, Ron Brown, be there for everything and I mean everything. So if you are going through a hard time and missing a loved one, look towards their best friend. You will be surprised what their best friend does will remind you of your loved one. If I didn’t have my brothers best friend at all of those events, it would not have been the same. Keep your chin up because your mother, father, brother, or sister does not want you to be sad during the time you get to shine the most!(:
Today is going to be a different post then most. Today I am just going to talk about the men and women that wear these dress blues in the picture above. These men and women are regular people just like you and I. Just because they have different hair cuts, they dress differently, and present themselves differently does not mean they are not regular people. These men and women have families and friends that they leave behind to do “what their calling is,” as most would say. These people may seem like they are different simply due to the fact that they wear these blues. So next time you look at a Marine or any military men or women at that, remember they are just like you.
Well hello there, my name is Marisa kaczor. My blog is different from others. This blog may hit home to some, while others do not understand. My blog is simply to inform non-military families what hard times military families go through. I am also here to give those families, mostly teens, that do not know how to deal with having a loved one being in the military to help them get through these times. I know all of this so well due to the fact that I am living through it as we speak. My brother has been in the United State Marine Corps(USMC) for five years and just re-enlisted for other four. He has been deployed twice and is coming up to his third time being deployed. I hope this blog gives many people the help they need and gives them hope as they are going on with their day, while their loved ones are fighting for their and everyone elses freedom.