Thursday, January 8, 2009

is it possible? a light at the end of the tunnel???

well, plans changed a little over in the frozen town of great lakes. apparently my chief found it in her heart to move us to phase 3 liberty tomorrow! happy birthday to me! whoohoo! im a bit happy. chief also informed us that the man who signs the waivers in pensecola has been out for the past 6 weeks taking chemo treatments. he is now back and hopefully the ball will get rolling. maybe soon i will be in a warmer environment with a beach and the ocean breeze blowing in my face. haha. perhaps it will happen. im still dealing with whether or not i want to be in the aircrew program or go seabee. im praying intently every night! either way, i should get out of here soon! oh happy day! the snow is beautiful, but im ready to be able to walk outside without icicles forming on my eyelashes. and im not kidding about that at all. when it is -30 wind chill....it happens! it's crazy! thank you for all of your prayers.

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAJOR HAYLI!! I'm so glad you've gotten some encouraging news for a change. I love you so much and hope you find some way to enjoy our day! If not, there's always tomorrow..Go do something fun:))

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  2. I just traveled over from "The Preacher's Wife's" blog and I hear it is your birthday! Well, happy birthday to you!

    After 20+ married to a military guy, welcome to the world of hurry up and wait! Hopefully, your journey will start soon!

    Blessings to you!
    Denise

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  3. Came here via Lisa and want to say Happy Birthday and Thank you! My sister served two duties in Iraq. Thank you for your service and may God lead and bless you.

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  4. A little birdy ( Lisa, The Preacher's Wife) told me it was your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAYLI!! Hope you have a wonderful day, and know that you've been prayed for. God bless you, Sweetie!

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  5. Happy Birthday Hayli! Lisa sent me over to wish a good one. Stay warm. Stay safe.

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  6. That would be 'your' day..not our day..lol

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  7. Happy birthday! I came via Lisa at The Preacher's Wife. I want to thank you for your service on my behalf. It is truly a blessing to know you're there. May God bless you in a special way!

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  8. I was just at Lisa's site and she informed me that today is your birthday. So, I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. From a retired navy spouse to a new sailor. Congrats also on graduating boot camp. What a time to be in Great Lakes.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  9. And wait, one more thing! Does this mean you get a real mattress and cushy blanket now???

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  10. Can you tell I want you to have lots of comments on your bday? It's a blogger's love language..heehee

    By the way, go check out the video on my blog today. You'll love it...It's a scream..:))

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  11. Wow....birthday huh? Happy day to you wherever you are in that nasty old cold weather.
    I'm here cause Lisa's pointed you out. She must really love you!
    I think it is exciting that you are choosing such an adventerous career! YOU GO GIRL!
    Thank you for serving our great country. I pray that God will open the door very soon and that y ou will feel totally at peace with where He sends you!
    Remember, 2 Tim. 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but one of power, love, and self-discipline.
    Don't be afraid! God is taking good care of you!

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  12. Hayli, I came over from Lisa's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday. So... Happy Birthday! And thanks for serving our country!!

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  13. Happy Birthday! I'm glad you finally got good news.

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  14. Happy, Happy Birthday, Hayli! I am here, too, via Lisa's blog. I hope you have a really good day even though you are on duty today.

    Thank you for serving our country!

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  15. Happy Birthday to you! I hope it is your best one ever! By the way- I am coming from Lisa, too, lol. Be blessed in Jesus name!

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  16. Came to your blog via Lisa. I decided to add you to my google reader--call it a hunch, but I think I am going to like reading your blog. My husband was in the Air Force for almost 21 years. We were in the Great Lakes area for about three years. He was with recruiting service stationed in Milwaukee, WI but we lived just over the Wisconsin border in a little town called Sturtevant. We went to church in a Mudelein, IL (sub. of Chicago). The windchill is soooooo cold there.

    I want to wish you a happy birthday and just say thanks for serving in the military.

    Take care.

    pscole3467 at gmail dot com

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  17. Lisa sent me over your way and I just wanted to add my Happy Birthday wishes! Know that God sees and knows! Thank you for your service to our country and ultimately to our Lord. May you have many things that just make you smile today!

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  18. Another one from the little birdy's site to wish you a Happy Birthday! Glad you heard good news today! God's timing is incredible and Pray that you will see His hand over and over today.

    Thank you for serving our country but most over all the Lord!

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  19. H-A-P-P-Y
    B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y!
    Thank You for your commitment to the Lord and for serving our country!
    Praying a very special blessing for your today!

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  20. Guess you know not to ever tell Lisa a secret! LOL

    Happy, happy birthday, and thanks for serving our country!

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  21. I just came from The Preachers Wife and wanted to say Happy Happy Birthday!

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  22. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Hayli!
    Happy Birthday to you!

    **That was in our Point of Grace voice!** HEHE!

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  23. I came from the Preacher's Wife to say Happy Birthday! So glad you got some leave on your birthday. I was a sailor too :) And I know what a bummer it can be to be awaiting orders :( Keep on praying and God will show you the path you should take. I just prayed for you too! <><

    And I want to say thanks for serving!

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  24. Just popped over from the Preachers Wife to wish you a happy birthday! You mentioned great lakes are so somewhere near michigan? I live in michigan

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  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUZ! I know you are anxious to get out of that deep freeze! It won't be long! Hang in there- God Bless!

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  26. Happy Birthday! Hope you get to have some kind of fun today!

    God Bless!

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  27. Hey, Cuz!! I am sure you can think of a million diff. places to be on your birthday but wherever you are you can still have a good one. MAYBE!!
    Love ya and hope things look up soon!

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  28. I am here via Lisa's blog and I want to wish you a Happy Birthday and may God bless you with an assignment in a warmer climate!

    Blessings,
    Patty

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  29. Happy Birthday Hayli!! May God bless and keep you safe throughout your journey. We appreciate your service to
    our country and wish you well.

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  30. Happy Birthday that same birdie has been really busy today! Thank you for serving our country!

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  31. Happy Birthday, Hayli! I pray the LORD'S blessing, protection, and favor on you in your new life adventure.

    Thanks for serving our country... and please don't rub it in TOO much when you are in warm sunny weather. WE northeners get quite depressed and struggle with the sin of envy. :-)

    Have a great day.

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  32. Actually, that last comment from FAY was really from me. I am a my mom's on her computer and forgot to login as ME.

    I am sure my mom wishes you a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO!

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  33. Happy Birthday little sister!!! I know a little girl who is sending kisses your way!!! We miss you and can't wait until you are in warmer weather as well!! I see a road trip in our future!! :-) Hugs and Kisses on your b-day from Emma Kate and the Hayes crew!!!
    Love you!!!

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  34. A little bird - or, ya know, Preacher's Wife, says it is your birthday!!! I am hopin' that it's a great one for ya!!!

    PS - we are praying for you and all of your comrads! Thank you for serving and may God Bless you!!!!

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  35. Happy Birthday girl!! Glad you got some good news! I hope that the rest of your week is awesome!!

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  36. Happy Birthday from another stranger who found you through The Preacher's Wife! I am also the daughter of a retired Master Chief (who is now in heaven) and the aunt of a sailor on the Nimitz. I pray every day for Christians like you so surround him and draw him back to the Lord. God Bless you!!
    Kecia

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  37. A very happy birthday to you! Thanks for your sacrifice of service!

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  38. Lisa sent me over and told me it was your birthday. Happy Birthday Hayli, and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. Many blessings to you. I hope you get out of the cold weather soon.
    Michelle

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  39. Happy Birthday!!! I am coming over here from "The Preachers Wife". I love Sailors & the Navy! My husband has been in for 19 years this July!

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  40. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAYLI! I hope you have had a great day. I did find your blog through Lisa...but of course I already knew if was your birthday! I actually remember birthdays really well! lol. Anyways. While thinking about you, I remembered the home video I have of the "Acteens" doing some news cast thingy! It was hilarious! lol. You, Crystal, Melissa, Holly...and I can't remember who else! Oh the fun..you of course were cracking me up. I hope you continue to get good news... Im praying for you and love you!

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  41. Hey Hayli, Just wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Found you through Lisa @ The Preachers Wife. Hope it's been a good day.

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  42. Lisa at the Preacher's wife said it's your birthday. Happy Birthday!!!!!

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  43. Happy Birthday Hayli - I too visit you from Lisa - God Bless you and keep you - warm - ha ha, seriously, Thank you for your service in the Navy - My grandaddy turns 87 Feb 3 and he retired from the Navy. He has great stories that I love to hear.

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  44. Happy Birthday Hayli! I hope you had a wonderful day! Hope all your wishes come true! Keep on praying, HE listens. You looked nice in your uniform at church, can't believe you are all grown up! Happy Birthday again and hope you have many more!

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  45. Happy Birthday Hayli - from Arkansas where there are no icicles, thank goodness! May God keep you in the palm of His Hand throughout your time away from home. blessings, marlene

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  46. Happy Birthday!
    The prayers of many are with you. Thank you for your service to our country. God Bless You!
    Kathy

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  47. Guess you already know where I found out it was your birthday. :D

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! and many moooorre. (insert musical notes here)

    Thanks for all you are doing for our country and for the kingdom. Have a great weekend!

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  48. Hope I'm not too late to wish you a happy birthday! Thanks so much for your service to our country! We would be the poorer without you. Our family is so grateful!
    My God bless you!!

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  49. Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you so much for serving for our freedom. Soooo sorry you are stuck up there in the cold! We get updates from your mom and dad occasionally, but now I will keep up with you on your blog! Talk to you soon! Try to stay warm.
    Karri

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  50. Came by to wish you a happy birthday. and to encourage you to keep on spreading Gods light among those that you rub shoulders with on your base. My son is overseas serving with the Air Force and I know that the past 3 years, the christian buddies has gotten him thru some tough spots. God will do the same for you, no matter if its below zero or 120 degrees. Thanks for your sacrifice! -Blessings, Laurie

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  51. Happy Birthday and God Bless You for being in the United States Navy. Lisa sent me your way, I am the wife of a very proud past Navy man & I will keep you in my prayers.
    God Bless you for taking care of and loving our country enough to serve in these times and a Very Happy Birthday.

    The Quiltingranny

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  52. Happy Birthday a little late! I just got the word from The Preachers Wife that it was your BIG DAY!!! Hope it was a great one!!

    Hugs!
    Kristi

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  53. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! I wish I could send you a blanket!!!
    Hang in there!

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  54. Happy Birthday (yesterday)!
    And a special thank you - for your service to us! My son returned from Iraq in May of 08 - I have a special place in my heart for our Military! I will be praying for you - and keeping up with your journey!
    Sweet Blessings
    DeeDee

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  55. Happy Birthday Hayli!
    (and Thank You for your service to our country!)

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  56. Happy Birthday, I hope that things start to look up. I can remeber how cold it was when I visted my husband at boot camp graduation. That was in April, 10 years ago.
    I would go to Pensacola, stay away from the seabees (they deploy a lot). Pensacola medical will always be a slow painful process, be ready. We just moved from the Seabee base in Gulfport and that was one place I did not enjoy. Don't let them talk you into anything. Follow you heart and where God is telling you to be.
    Amanda

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  57. Hey Hayli!!! (I just found out you have a blog!!!) I am so excited! HAPPY (late) BIRTHDAY!!!!! I was so excited to see you over Christmas. You looked like you walked right out of a movie! loved it! We Love You!!! Jenny Mann

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  58. Hayli:

    I'm from Atlanta, GA and wanted you to know that I am praying that you had a very SPECIAL happy birthday and know that those of us who know the Lord are your sisters!!! I'm cheering for you and hope that God will give you the desires of your heart in your next assignment, hopefully, in a warmer place! Let me also say a big thanks to you and all our other friends in the service who defend our country and our freedom. I am VERY patriotic and love having this chance to say THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!! May God keep you safe and may 2009 be your best year ever!

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  59. Sorry to be late..I am here via Lisa's blogsite. Happy Belated Birthday. Thank you for your service to our country. May God bless you daily and protect you. You are appreciated.

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  60. Lovin' your blog!

    Penascola is my home town! Yes, you SOOO want to be there.

    Well, actually...I haven't been there in years. Since Katrina. But still, it's the beach. And one thing about me...I LOVE THE OCEAN!

    Hope you're warm soon!

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  61. Happy belated birthday! What a blessing it is for you to serve in this way. My prayer for you is that God blesses you abundantly wherever He places you.
    Much love,
    Angela

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  62. Happy Belated Birthday. I heard it was your birthday from Lisa at The Preacher's Wife. I also wanted to say thanks for all you do and that I will be praying for you.

    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  63. Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope some part of it was good! 65 comments that had to help. We love ya! Keep the faith!
    Wendy L

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  64. A little bird named Lisa told us all about your birthday blessing, so I just dropped by the party - a little late, but I wanted to say a very happy birthday to you! May the Lord bless your heart today with a wonderful sense of His loving kindness to you!

    P.S. Don't forget - there is no such thing as bad weather - it's just poorly prepared people! I hope you get some wool long johns for your birthday!

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  65. Hi Halyi.
    Happy belated birthday. I go to church with Lisa "The Preachers Wife". My husband was in the navy also. He served in the first Gulf War in the 90's. I hope God blesses and guids your steps daily. Be strong and lean on Him in hard times. THANK YOU for protecting and serving our country!! God bless you!
    Michealle Phillips

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  66. Hey Hayli - Happy (belated) Birthday! Just visiting from Lisa's blog...

    thanks for serving our country! Many prayers and well wishes for you!

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  67. Happy birthday. Thank you so much for serving. I found you through The Preachers Wife blog.
    S.

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  68. Hi Hayli, I'm a little behind on my blog reading & I always save Lisa's blog for near the end because she gives such encouraging words.
    I wouldn't dare not wish you a happy birthday, even if it is belated. (Sorry about that).
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do. You truly have a servants heart and may you continue to be blessed abundantly for it.

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