Semi-Finalist #2: Kaylyn-Strong Army Wife!

Doyle & IHi my name is Kaylyn Davis and my hero wears combat boots not a cape. Yes, I know it is a bit cliché but it is exactly how I feel. My hubby is Staff Sergeant Doyle Davis. He is active duty army and has been for the last 7 ½ years. He is infantry and we are currently stationed in Fort Drum, NY. We got married July 1st 2006 and on 7th he left to go to Camp Ederle, Italy. We didn’t get to see each other until Christmas Eve when the army finally paid for me to move to him. Six weeks later I found out I was pregnant and that he would be deploying in May. His deployment was 15 long months, where he missed just about everything. He missed our 1st and 2nd anniversaries. He also missed the birth of our daughter, Audree Grace, in September 2007. She was eight days old when she met her daddy. He left 18 days left and then the next time he saw her she was walking and talking. He was there for her 1st birthday on September 21st 2008 and we were insanely thankful for that.

In July 2009 we left Italy and headed for Fort Drum, NY. He deployed for second time in January 2010 and came back December 21st 2010. It was the best Christmas present I could have ask for. My daughter loved to say that Santa brought her daddy home as her present because she was that good. Lol!  On our 5th anniversary we realized he had spent 27 months deployed and that half our marriage we have been separated.

He is currently deployed right now but we have hit the half way mark. We were lucky this time and this deployment is 9 months long. This deployment is probably the hardest because now our daughter is old enough to miss him but too young to completely understand why daddy isn’t home. When he left she was in Kindergarten and when he comes home she will be a first grader.

It is hard being married to man whose job is so demanding but he is beyond worth it. He is an amazing father and husband. I am one of the proudest wives ever and I love him so much. Does it suck that he misses so much? Yes it is horrible and hard but it helps us to remember not to take each other for granted. We always say I love you after every conversion and we are still in that newlywed stage. By the time we are starting to get on each others’ nerves he leaves for a month. We stopped counting the important dates he misses and just focus on when he is home.

We will celebrate our 7 year anniversary in July and I wouldn’t trade the life we have built for anything. He is my soul mate and the first person I think of in the mornings and the last person I think about at night. He gave me the best gift ever; the little brunette lying on my back playing with my phone. Every time I miss him I just look at her because she is the spitting image of him except with my attitude.

“I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children may know peace.”- Thomas Paine.

That is exactly why my hubby fights and why so many other men do as well.

 

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Big thanks to Kaylyn for sharing her story with us! If  you, or anyone you know, is married to one of our service members, please tell them about the contest.

Contestants should send their story to sara@novelromance.net and remember to include a picture for me to use on the website.

I’ll select and highlight one family every week over the summer and then I’ll pick 3 winners on Labor Day weekend.

Thank you to our military and their families!

14 thoughts on “Semi-Finalist #2: Kaylyn-Strong Army Wife!

  1. Kaylyn Davis is my daughter and I am very proud of her!! I know that being a military wife is not an easy thing, but her and her husband do a great job of keeping things “normal” for my granddaughter. It takes a lot of courage to share you story. WTG!

  2. What a great and expressive write-up on being an Army. My husband retired from the Navy and I have been there. Our commissary used to use paper bags with the logo “Navy Wife, Toughest job in the Navy”. Change Navy to army and that is Kaylyn. She may not have signed with Uncle Sam but she is serving us all. Good luck and many blessings to your family.

  3. I am very honored to call Kaylyn Davis my friend! You won’t find a more devoted Army wife and mother. When she talks about her husband you can just hear the love and pride in her voice. No matter what is going on in her life Kaylyn always has a positive attitude and never forgets to tell us how thankful she is for her family and for the time that Doyle gets to spend with them. I can’t even imagine how hard it is for her to keep things together while Doyle is away keeping our country safe but like they say behind every strong man is an even stronger woman. Kaylyn is certainly an inspiration to us all.

  4. Kaylyn is my granddaughter, and Audree is my great grand daughter. I know they miss Doyle, and that it’s hard for them. Kaylyn works hard at keeping things ‘normal’ for Audree and herself.
    We appreciate what Doyle is doing for our country and the sacrifices he makes.

  5. Kaylyn and my husband were deployed together in 2010 and her words ring so true for so many of us wives.. She is a great person, wife and friend; her husband is also a great man, soldier and friend. We miss you guys; wanting to come back to Drum! Kaylyn great words!!

  6. I haven’t known you for that long Kaylyn but you have made a profound impact on my life since you have been in it. Your love for your husband shines through in ever word you speak of him, not just in sharing stories like this, but in everyday life.

    You are both a blessing to each other and you both are an inspiration. Love ya chickie.

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