A Valentine Surprise For Seabee Families

Frances Holden doesn't have much time for trips to the salon. Her Seabee husband has been serving in Iraq since September.

"It's a tough job," Holden said. "Being mom and dad while he's gone. Not knowing exactly where he's at and what he's doing. We just live by the phone."

Holden was among the 56 Seabee wives who temporarily forgot their anxieties at Sean Spencer Salon in Gulfport on Monday. The stylists volunteered their services, so the wives could relax and unwind. Rebecca Humphrey is the business owner.

"We're doing services from facial, to hair cuts, to highlights, to manicures and pedicures, massages. Pretty much everything," Humphrey said.

After the star treatment, the women enjoyed a delicious meal, courtesy of restaurant owner Rob Stinson.

"I think the fun part about this event is that everybody needs to do their share of supporting the cause and whether you're for the war or not, our troops are over there," said Stinson. "I think the bottom line about all this is get involved. Do something great for the guys who are over there risking their lives for us."

Eight-week-old Megan Breese has yet to meet her father. Her mother says being here helps her know she won't be the only one without her sweetheart this Valentine's Day.

"It's great," Kim Breese said. "It is a wonderful experience to get out of the house for a minute. Be around other people who know what you're going through."

The wives say they appreciate the special attention, and all the support given to the troops and their families. The wives of NMCB-74 also received received goody bags and a long stemmed rose.