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I Have A Soldier In Basic Training Or In Ait

This is a group for us new to the military life with SIT's (soldiers in training) who just made one of the biggest decisions of their life. 492 People

    Today marks the beginning of my love's journey

    to becoming a soldier. I do honestly feel like I am alone and that I have no support system. Thankfully, with college coming up soon that be a distraction for me. I hate to say that I AM worried, but we are happily engaged and this is just a step into our future together. Inside...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Today is finally the day I get to see my

    handsome solider and watch him get that blue cord placed on his shoulder & I cannot wait to see him! I am so proud of him and everything he has accomplished ! I cannot wait to start a life with him 😘
    dmw93 dmw93 18-21, F May 7

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    Kinda bummed that I probably won't be able to

    be there for graduation because of college, but I most likely will be able to pick him up from the airport so that's good. Ugh I can't wait to see him again.
    brimae17 brimae17 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Missing My Soldier.

    I've been reading some of your stories of how everyone copes with the absence of their significant other. I don't seem to find the right words to describe those feelings right now. I just know its hard for my family to see me this down, since he left for BCT. It's my first...
    DreaCelest3 DreaCelest3 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    during basic i would send funny pictures,

    selfies, pictures of us and his family. he really appreciated them and said they kept him going. you can order them online for 9 cents (4x6). plus free shipping.
    cupofteeee cupofteeee 18-21, F Aug 16

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    Day 10: Letter where you @ doe?

    I have been getting so frustrated lately with no contact with him whatsoever! I know it isn't his fault, but it is just so damn frustrating.
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    so today is my soldiers family day.

    i still feel upset that im not there, especially with all the pictures being sent to me. i may sound a little ungrateful. but i just really want him all to myself right now. at least a few hours to talk/catch up. we've been texting all day. but he takes 1 hour+ to reply between...
    cupofteeee cupofteeee 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Day 11: Just been sad,

    meh. Nothing to write hahaha!
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F Aug 20

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    tonight is one of those nights

    where I can't stop thinking about gabe. is there anyone who I can talk to? I'm having such a horrible night and it would really help if I can talk to someone who knows what's going on...
    shelli1a shelli1a 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    tomorrow will be one week down

    and 2 more to go to be able to receive a letter from him! I hope it either comes sooner or times passes by faster!!
    etrigo etrigo 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Day 8: Visited his mother today

    and it was VERY needed! We both just connected on like a different level. We were there for each other and were able to just talk. Both of us are getting anxious waiting for a letter from our soldier, hopefully that will get better. His mom gave me a bag that he requested she...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I was doing so well until my mom started to

    pick on me for missing my boyfriend. She was so mean and the fact that her first instinct as a mother is to make her own daughter feel even shittier than she already feels says a lot. I feel so alone. He said he was gonna call me today but it's already 6 pm and I'm losing hope...
    StephyP13 StephyP13 18-21 4 Responses Aug 19

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    i made stuff like this

    for my boyfriend in basic all the time. be creative with writing. my soldier really appreciated it.
    cupofteeee cupofteeee 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Day 13: I miss him now more

    than ever. I'm feeling unwell, like my body just doesn't feel right. I've filled the second envelope with letters waiting to be mailed out and that felt like an achievement. It's a night like this I wish he was back to just take care of me. The past two weeks I've been feeling...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    AIT is way better than basic !

    Even though it's only been a day I can already tell it's way better than basic, my fiancé gets to keep his phone all week long but can only talk during personal time which isn't that long but at least it's daily and it's a phone call . Although I admit I am going to miss the...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2014

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    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F Aug 14

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    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    armygf227 armygf227 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Day 4: And back to square one with the sadness.

    I thought I could handle it and process it that he's going to be gone for a while. Nope. Thanks to my mother's negativity, it has me feeling doubt; I know, I know I shouldn't but once she mentions a thing of the past to me about my dear, it starts to eat at my thoughts. I know...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Day 6: I am not feeling

    as lost as I was the first day. Thanks to some lovely people on this site, I feel like someone out there is there to help you :). I took pictures to send him today. Rated G of course ;) Off to develop them tomorrow. I really hope he's doing well and isn't missing me too much...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F Aug 15

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    They Say That Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

    So I made it through the sucky weeks that my boyfriend spent at Basic. I'll be honest; there were many nights that I cried myself to sleep and would wake up in the morning to mentally slap myself and pull it all together until Sunday. I was actually very fortunate; my boyfriend...
    crackerz101 crackerz101 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    So today I got a letter

    and it wasn't positive at all. He told me he's super depressed and stressed. I feel so helpless because I can't be there to comfort him or call him and tell him everything will be okay. I hope he doesn't stay this way for the rest of his time. I know it's hard for him but...
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    ok so i finally have his ait schedule down

    packed. we get to talk everyday. he has to leave his phone in his room because it's not allowed in class. so we usually exchange goodmorning texts(have a good day, love you, etc) go on with our day and he's back in his room around 6pm which is 9pm my time. then we usually...
    cupofteeee cupofteeee 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Honestly these last 11 days are going to be the

    absolute hardest. Minutes are going by in hours. I'm so thankful that my boyfriend will get an almost 2 week break before AIT but it's gonna be so hard to say goodbye again. Especially with the baby coming so soon. I just feel so alone. He's the only one im gonna want by my side...
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28 18-21, F Dec 7, 2014

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    Yay my boyfriend is going graduate Basic

    tomorrow and I couldn't be more proud of him! Despite the fact that I miss him a lot I'm very happy that he's doing what he likes and achieving his goals (:
    AWBear0108 AWBear0108 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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    I GOT A PHONE CALL AFTER 66 DAYS!

    !!!!!!! One week left of basic and the DS surprised them with 10 minutes to call. I was on my way home from the beach and stopped at a store to get a drink for the hour ride home. While I was in there I heard my phone go off but didn't check because I just texted my dad and...
    armygirlfriend14 armygirlfriend14 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    Im back to being sad again,

    i cant help it, i wish he was here...
    fluff2018 fluff2018 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Only a month left of AIT

    and everything has been going so we'll between us and I'm super excited time is passing by so fast . We fight but at the end of the day we know we want our relationship and a future together so we let go of anger. it does suck having him away but this experience is making our...
    odalisr odalisr 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2014

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    Tpineda Tpineda 18-21, F Aug 19

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    He just left for Ait this afternoon,

    I'm really gonna miss him, I'm so used to seeing him everyday that I know this is gonna be hard for both of us. But it's only 4 months and he'll have his phone sometimes. I'm really trying to stay positive
    brimae17 brimae17 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Day 7: It's been a week

    since he's left for Benning. It seems like yesterday when I first got on this site :) I cannot thank the ladies who have been helping me enough. Y'all the real MVPs! I have like a week worth's of letters sitting in an envelope waiting to mailed out, still so patient. I wonder...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Im on day 2 of my gf leaving

    for basic. I thought day 1 was going to be hard but day 2 is even harder.
    armygf227 armygf227 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Day 5: It's around a week

    since he's been gone. I still don't have an address and neither does his mom. I hope he is doing very well though! I have about five letter's waiting to be mailed out :) Short entry today, haha!
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F Aug 14

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    So I never got a call,

    I'm so upset. I just wanted to hear his voice. Especially after having such a hard day. Does anyone know what time lights out is at basic?
    StephyP13 StephyP13 18-21 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Another letter!!!!!!!

    ! Ahhhhh 14 more days until I can hear his voice
    armygirlfriend14 armygirlfriend14 18-21, F Aug 7, 2014

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    T minus 30 days until Gabe finishes basic

    training! ah im so excited
    shelli1a shelli1a 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Day 20: It's been about a week

    since I've logged. Thank God for school, otherwise I would've been driven nuts by now! I have received a letter from him, but I have to pick it up from his mom so looking forward to that :) Glad to know he's alright! College has been a wild ride this week hopefully this upcoming...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    So Close! :)

    15 DAYS TILL I SEE HIM GUYS!!!!!! IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!
    HeyImMarissa HeyImMarissa 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    didn't really think there would still be a lot

    of limited communication during ait as well? i mean i knew he couldn't have his phone during class i just thought i fully had him back haha. guess not, we'll get through it though no big deal :)
    cupofteeee cupofteeee 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    It's Happening So Fast.

    i leave in 2 days to go pick up my boy! 3 days until i get to see him for his family dinner, and 4 days until graduation! i cannot believe how fast these past 4 months have been! it seems crazy to me that he has been gone for 4 months. at times it feel like so much longer and...
    kaylormae kaylormae 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Day 9: I find myself to be writing in this log

    more towards the evening with college closely approaching. Still no letter, or word from him since the last phone call, a little tough but I know he's working hard. A big fear of mine is if he would begin to lose the love we share, I doubt it, but worry still hinders in my mind...
    patientlotus22 patientlotus22 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    fell asleep on FaceTime with my baby last night.

    never thought the day would come where i said i missed his snore. :)
    cupofteeee cupofteeee 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I know his address by heart,

    and still I go over it a hundred times making sure everything looks right.
    Tpineda Tpineda 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Hey Ladies my bf is no longer in basic

    or AIT he's at his duty station but having passed through those I can say that it may seem like a long time without a letter or phone call but time passes by faster than you think, your men will be back soon! Hang in there! (:
    AWBear0108 AWBear0108 18-21 Aug 23

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    My man graduates from basic in a couple weeks.

    What is a good graduation present?
    swimmonkey swimmonkey 18-21, F 2 days ago

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