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I Write a Letter to My Recruit Every Day

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    Colorful Letters

    hi, im 16 and i have a bf who is in the USAF. hes now in california preparing to start his linguist training. i can talk to him everyday, but i still write him letters. i color my airmans letters to keep him entertained. my friends help color them and we all enjoy coloring. my bf...
    maegeneral maegeneral 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Finally!!

    Yay im sooooo happy i gotta letter today! Not to much writing b.c they dont write on regular paper its like these little sheets. But still im happy either way i finally got one!! He is doing great. he said the physical part is easy which i knew that wouldnt be to bad 4...
    Graham31 Graham31 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    Still No Letter..

    My husband left for marine boot camp jun 8th and i still have not gotten a letter yet..how long should it take for me to get a letter anyone know?? i have wrote him everyday since he has left and just got his address yesterday so i finally got to send all of them off.. :)  ...
    Graham31 Graham31 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2009

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    :(

    Hey guys:) hows everyone doing? Great i hope:)..sooo im still writing my recruit a letter EVERYDAY!! and i try and send some off every 2-3 days, but i barely get any letters from him anymore :[...i used to get ab 3 each week but now im lucky if i get 2 :[..it sucks..he apologized...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 14, 2009

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    My Strength

    Our letters back and forth during boot camp were the only things that kept me going. We both got so much out of them. I remember rushing home to check the mailbox and how amazingly happy I would be when I had several letters waiting for me from my man. I will always cheerish the...
    usafsweetheart usafsweetheart 18-21 Feb 8, 2009

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    9 Days!

    Hey Ladies,    So my guy graduates from Parris Island in 9 days and I couldn't be more excited!!  I have written him everyday since the first letter I received. Does anyone else have a guy that is graduating on the 21st from Parris Island???  I ...
    Kellytoes03 Kellytoes03 22-25, F Aug 11, 2009

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    HELL0...

    HELL0 LADIES..I HAVNT RECIEVED A LETTER IN 2 DAYS CAUSE MY H0NEY IS D0IN PT WEEK AT B00T THIS WEEK, S0 HE IS BUSY..BUT I WRITE T0 HIM EVRY SINGLE DAY..L0L..N IM SENDING HIM VDAY LETTERS TILL THE 14TH, S0 THATS LIKE 6 CARDS..L0L..JUSS LIKE XMAS CARDS..I L0VE N MISS MY MAN S00...
    lisset lisset 18-21, F Feb 10, 2009

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    Everyday :d

    I do.. i write my marine everyday.. sometimes 2 or 3 or even 4 times lol...  i love him so much and i cant wait to see him :D  Oh my goodness i'm so excited :D I wonder how long it takes recruits to get mail...  I dont know when to stop writing so he'll get my...
    Syringx2 Syringx2 18-21 3 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    12 More Days and My Recruit Will Be a Soldier

    Its been 14 weeks so far. He's in OSUT so they combined Basic and AIT. In 12 days I get to go to his turning blue ceremony, and the next day is his graduation. I was hoping he'd get to spend some time with me after that but it's off to Airborne training for another 3 weeks after...
    MrsLaing MrsLaing 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2008

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    Jan 22nd

    Hey you guys:) I also write my recruit  a letter every day..it makes me feel a whole lot better especially if its been a really sucky day..:/ Only 1 month and 28 days untill my bf becomes a Marine!! and i earn my title as a Marine's GF! :D
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 24, 2009

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    Question Guys..

    Does anyone know if it takes longer for my letters to get to parris island from nc then it does for his letters to get to me. bc idk its wierd i have been sending him letters like all last week. and i got a letter yesterday that said hey havent herd from you all week. & he...
    Graham31 Graham31 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    I Have Gotten Letters!!

    yes, i have gotten 2 letters from my marine! im so excited! i was sooo woried ab him, still am, but feel alot better!
    marinegirllibby marinegirllibby 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    Letters To My Airman

    I set aside a certain time every day to sit and write a letter to my airman. It gives me a little hope that he will read it and be thinking of me. Then when he gets the chance he will write me back. Although I know I won't get a letter back every day I still go out to the mail...
    robertsgirl18 robertsgirl18 18-21, F Apr 1, 2011

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    5 Letters!!! Oh My Goodness :)

    So I have been compulsively checking the mail everyday.. that's literally the first thing I think of when I wake up haha! so today I took my puppy outside and checked the mail and I saw a letter and picked it up SO fast and then saw FOUR more :) I cannot even describe how happy...
    jaceface8 jaceface8 18-21, F Oct 2, 2010

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    Day 5 listening to music with a new love in my heart. Losing wgt. People want to put my writing into Utube videos. Cool & Amen
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    DAY SEVENTY SEVEN1-my best friend is helping me not to drown,,🚣🏻2- I met my postman three times today..his call...3- kids were good, but the oldest one lazy..4- I have a...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    DAY 6 ^v^: At work we had a brief talk on how to resolve employee conflict.... Breaking down the difference between peace keeping and peace making... I am a strong woman...
    MissGotHerGroove MissGotHerGroove 41-45, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    DAY SEVENTY SIX1- writing positives while crying2- learnt a good lesson today, but will certainly make the same mistake again3- got a treat for my children4- had lunch with George5...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    DAY 5 : Made a new friend today... a beautiful big soul from Georgia... I absolutely love her posts... i read them with a sense of i have already been where she is ... it's really...
    MissGotHerGroove MissGotHerGroove 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Gained some by letting go, then more on purpose. Once I hit 220 there was no going back to my thin fit days. I lost a few from my high weight, but I am binging and gaining again...
    person12670 person12670 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Day 4: still off from work, return tomorrow, but well rested. Ate a radish sandwich made from the garden. Going swimming now.
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    DAY SEVENTY FIVE1- I gave to charity2- I hugged my postman3- friends brought comfort to me today4- did washing and shopping5- I need Jesus close..I love Him so much!
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    DAY 2: 1. I can sleep at night even when there's chest pain and all those symptoms. And could go back to sleep after woken up at 5 AM till around 6 AM. So it's more than 7 hours...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Day 3: day off, rested well, wrote poetry Ate fresh corn on the cob and green grapes, don't have any crying tears today, Amen
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Day 3: A friend i cherish wrote * Life is mysterious* . . Back to me. . Made me smile. . We had a moment of understanding both easy and effortless . 2) I had a plate of apple...
    MissGotHerGroove MissGotHerGroove 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    DAY 1 I can't think of three positive things to write about but I'm still smiling and laughing so it'll be okay will try again tomorrow.
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    DAY SEVENTY THREE1- went to the pub for free meals with my daughter2- met the postman twice for hugs3- I just need Jesus to carry me..4- got nice messages from close friends
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Day 2: It's my day off. Not doing much of anything, but for comforting myself. Going swimming, and going on the motor scooter after months of waiting for the broken foot to...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    DAY TWO : Had an asthma attack. . . Wheezed and coughed until morning. . .But i made it. . New day! 2) Watching the sunrise. . . Am in awe.... 3) A bowl of cereal never tasted so...
    MissGotHerGroove MissGotHerGroove 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    DAY SEVENTY TWO1- my son cooked fried rice for tea2- met the postman3- prayed at church4- I have the best daughter!5- Jesus loves us all
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    DAY ONE. . . . 1) I watched the Real Housewives of Atlanta. . Just learnt that a grown man called Chocolate, is sprinkled in the drama. . A reason to giggle 2) Said no to a...
    MissGotHerGroove MissGotHerGroove 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Day one: God brought me to a better job regardless of less pay, because happiness is based on less stress, more respect & no bully boss. My children grew to be healthy, productive...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    DAY SEVENTY ONE1- cleaned up all under the house with my husband and kids2- kids played well together3- Jesus is cuddling me as I need it so much! 
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    DAY SEVENTY1- postman came to hug me. I asked if I had any mail.. He said it was in my letter box.. LAME!! Yet... :)2- spent time I the shed with Terry..3- my 15 y o son hugged me...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    DAY SIXXTY NINE1- wrote a note for the postman and he stuck a smiley face on my mail...which I stuck on the back of my phone.2- went to therapy3- kids got good school report4- I...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    DAY SIXTY EIGHT1- I wrote a note to the postman that said:'Keep dry! Have a nice day! PS: no bills please!' And when I went and got the mail, there was only one envelope so I...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    DAY SIXTY SEVEN1- walked to church and lit some candles for my EP friends and all the others2- took photos of flowers on my way back to the mechanic3- Jesus is carrying me as I can...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    A perfect, tiny doll-like creature named Mohamed came into the world today out of screams and agony. My hands were the first to hold him! I approached his little innocent head and...
    weirdWorks4me weirdWorks4me 22-25, F Jun 22

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    DAY SIXTY SIX1- cleaned up a bit in the house, more than usual2- sorted out all the washing3- talked with friends online4- God says that things will be ok..
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    DAY SIXTY FIVE1- my best friend could chat with me2- my daughter found a bunch of photos of me when I was a child..3- my son made some ginger biscuits4- I made letter soup for my...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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    With Father's Day tomorrow, I was thinking on this subject. My father, to this day, tells me he loves me at least once every day that we see each other or talk on the phone. When...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    DAY SIXTY FOUR1- went to the pub for lunch with Terry and all the children2- talked to friends3- went to visit George4- my mum phoned5-Jesus is holding my hand..
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    DAY SIXTY THREE:1- rested all day2- my son got first in his class for his math test :)3- the postman took the note I left for him at my letter box, saying:'I owe you a hug!'4- I...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 46-50, F