Enlisted Essay Contest, First Honorable Mention
I am not sure how many times I hit the snooze button; all I really do know is that I'm late just about every day. The clock reads 0515, I've got to be out of the house by 0630. I roll over to the other side of the bed, fully knowing that the body that needs to be lying there isn't. The needs of the Navy have taken my beloved husband from his home and family once again. I am not bitter, and in fact, I sometimes enjoy it. But today I am very upset with the Navy. I want my husband! So with that lonely feeling beginning to sink in again, I get out of bed and brush my teeth.