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Web.com Tour Championship honors military wives

7:45 PM, Sep 27, 2013   |    comments
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The Web.com Tour Championship is being held this weekend at TPC Sawgrass and Friday was Military Appreciation Day at the course.

One of the events was put on by The Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation and Operation Shower: A larger than life baby shower for moms and moms-to-be whose men are deployed overseas.

Forty-one future moms were showered with gifts and camaraderie.

Tanya Naidoo-Brantley is expecting a baby girl on January 3. She says she doesn't know if her husband, who's in the Navy, will be back by then.

"Well we don't know," she said. "We're thinking it may be around Christmas, so we're hoping he'll be home for the birth."

Seated at her table were other military wives and future moms. Considering we live in a Navy town, it's probably not a coincidence all the women were married to sailors. 

The coincidence came when these total strangers began talking and laughing together.

"I didn't know any of these women," Tanya said. "But it turns out all their husbands are on the same ship as my husband."

Which is an example of why she says this event is so great.

Sure, the gifts are wonderful... but, she says, meeting women who are going through the same thing she is helps the most.

"It's nice, you know, when you live in a town without any friends or family it's so nice that someone will do this for you."

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