16 June, 2014
Morning Coffee with a Navy Nurse #CMSalutingHeroes #shop
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One of my best friends is Stephanie, a Navy nurse. She was my neighbor while she was stationed at Balboa Hospital. We used to have deep conversations over coffee in the mornings. I still remember the day she told me she received orders to Afghanistan. Or the day the Navy agreed to send her to grad school to become a nurse practitioner in Maryland. And now, she is going to Washington. It’s impressive to see her loyalty and commitment to our country. It goes without saying, she is my hero.
I miss Stephanie and our morning coffee. One of us would make breakfast. Working out, where we will be in 10 years, boys and dating. Those conversations were awesome! Having coffee alone in the morning is just not the same. When I saw this cool Nestle Coffee-mate container at Walmart, Stephanie was the first person who popped into my mind.
Coffee-mate partnered up with Operation Homefront to salute our heroes. The Hazelnut and French Vanilla, and the original powder Coffee-Mate creamers are decorated in patriotic stars and stripes. They’re available at Walmart until July 4th. While supplies last, of course. Now each time I pour myself a cup of coffee, I think of Stephanie because of the red, white, and blue on the container. #CMSalutingHeroes #CollectiveBias
Stephanie is not the only person I’ve seen come and go. I live in Coronado, California. It’s a small, quaint town close to classy San Diego. We have well-manicured houses and gorgeous beaches. People from all over the world come to vacation here, and I can’t say I blame them. On the other end of the island is North Island Navy Base. The military presence is everywhere. Whenever a ship comes in, our main street, Orange Avenue, is decorated with American flags. You see “Welcome Home” banners flying in front of houses. Yellow ribbons, Navy Seal training, helicopters. My son thinks this is all very cool. His 7-year-old mind doesn’t understand yet. I hope one day he will feel the same appreciation I do for our military.