If this is you….

Comment I just got………

You are so selfish. This is about your brother, not you and the pity party you are throwing for yourself because of some “mis-communication” and “fifth wheel” crap. Get over yourself and truly be concerned, as you state you are, about your brother and the rest of the troops fighting and dying for your freedom to post some of the ridiculousness that you post.

By Anonymous on USS Makin Island on 11/15/11

I want to thank the awesome person who posted this comment with no name…….. you do not know me, you do not know ALL the posts I have done to brag about my brother and my family. There is NOTHING wrong with me saying I wish I was there with my family to take in such a memorable patriotic moment. SO according to you I should not care at all and that while I was sitting at my desk Monday working I should not have thinking about how my brother was loading onto the ship and I wishing I was there???.
According to you the fact that I searched the internet for a live-feed or anything story on this event so I can see it that is selfish?.
According to you posting pictures of the carriers, pictures of my brother and a news story about this historic deployment was selfish?
According to you asking everyone to keep ALL the soldiers on these 3 ships in your constant prayers was selfish also?
According to you any tears shed Monday over the fact that I wish I was there to hug him is selfish?

Whom ever you are you do not know me and since I post constant “ridiculous” posts then take a hike friend.  You must also not know that I have volunteered with non-profits for the troops, that in the past I have done post after post about keeping our troops in our minds.
Why don’t you ask anyone with a loved one and see if they would care less to be at the deployment ceremony?
Because according to you me being sad that I was not there is the problem. Seeing the pictures of my family hugging him goodbye makes my heart ache. Your right…..I am so selfish.
I have erased my deployment post dedicated to my brother now, so thanks.

Thanks, I would appreciate you to leave me another comment with your name or do you prefer to leave hateful comments and hide behind the anonymous button?


  1. RedusRN
    November 16, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    Whoa!! What is wrong with people?? You are the farthest thing from selfish, and everyone who know you and who matters, know just that. Sorry this ignorant person took the time to write such a post. Don't let it get you down…

  2. Amy
    November 16, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    Um…this comment makes me upset for you and in general!!! This person obviously doesn't have a clue about your HUGE heart and your love for others. Anyone and everyone who knows you or reads your blog on any occasion knows your ADORE your family and are heartbroken about your brother leaving. You're not selfish, Nicole, you're selfless…please, always remember that!!!And by the way whoever you are that posted this comment I had a brother who went to war and who came back and I was there when he left and there when he returned and I'm glad I was. Apparently you have NO CLUE what it's like to know your loved is being shipped off to fight and possibly die for this country. You want every last second with that person no matter what!!!Sorry for the rant…Don't let this jerk get you down…they're not worth it and you're worth more!!!

  3. Natalie
    November 16, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    That comment was beyond ridiculous. Do not let misguided people who know nothing about you or your situation get to you. I wish you had NOT taken that post down. Do not let negative people or comments take a toll on your blogging, which I know you love to do. And you spread such wonderful messages about so many important things, including our troops! Hang in there and think about re-posting your post. And please keep posting away… if someone doesn't like it, then you're right, they need to TAKE A HIKE and keep their negative comments to themselves!

  4. Anonymous
    November 16, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    I read your blog all the time but have never commented until now. Whoever left that comment is beyond ridiculous and I don't think you should let them dictate what you do/do not post about. I would love to read the post about your brother's deployment as I'm sure the rest of your followers would too. I hope your day gets better from here and that you don't let that one jerk get you down. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    November 16, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Hi lady, I came to read this after I saw your Facebook post. I read your blog often and I love it. The point is this is YOUR blog and you should be able to post whatever you want, don't let one person's feelings keep you from doing that or expressing your feelings. My brother was deployed a couple of years ago and it was one of the hardest times my family has ever gone through. Yes it was my brother in Iraq, but it effects everyone who loves that person. I cried everytime I hung up the phone with my brother while he was in Iraq, maybe that makes me selfish too. You had every right to feel sad about not being there with your brother and your family the day they left. Anyway, my point is don't let one person's feelings make you feel bad. (from, Lindsey Hennan)

  6. Becky
    November 16, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    You go Nic! You know how I feel about that jerk. You are one of the most selfless people I know. Don't ever change who you are.

  7. Jodie
    November 16, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    Nicole- I hate that someone would say something like this!!! I'm just lost for words. Since I've started to read your blog, It's never closed my mind that you are selfish and etc. You are Nicole and that is what I love about you and your blog!!! Don't even get me started on how I feel about the "anonymous" writers!

  8. Nicki Willis
    November 16, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    Nicole, you shouldn't even waste your time responding to someone like this. You can't reason with condescending pajama bloggers. But that's the beauty, It's your blog, your life and your family NOT pajama man/lady…You do what you please and never do anything else.;)We all know how much you care for your family/friends/country ect…Keep it coming.

  9. Brianne Slifka
    November 16, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    Don't worry about what they said. some people are just assholes!

  10. Kendra
    November 16, 2011 / 8:18 pm

    I appreciate your passion. Keep on keepin' on! 🙂

  11. Sarah and Chris
    November 16, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    Glad you reposted it. dont let nasty people like this get you down. I dont know you personally just through your blog and Natalie but I know that you are far from selfish. Thanks for your honesty on your blog and all your fun posts and serious/passionate posts you do!Sarah

  12. The Burtons
    November 17, 2011 / 12:54 am

    This is absolutely ridiculous!! I agree with the other comments- this is your blog and you are allowed to put and feel however you want! The fact that that person posted as "anonomyous" too shows what a coward they are! I'm glad you reposted….don't let this get to you, everyone loves your blog!

  13. Carly Ann
    November 17, 2011 / 2:14 am

    You should definitely not remove your post because someone crossed a line and said something hateful when they don't even know you. You have a right to write whatever you want on YOUR blog. From the looks of things, nobody else thought what you said was selfish or inappropriate.

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