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I Am A Proud Usmc Girlfriend

It is late at night and I can't sleep. I decided to share my story because it keeps reminding me how lucky I am to have a Marine as my boyfriend and as the love of my life.

Believe it or not, our story began in Kindergarden back in a small town called Waco, Texas. My boyfriend and I were best friends from Kindergarden through 3rd grade and we were always together. I can't think of one picture of the two of us where we were not standing right next to each other except for the school picture. And that was because back then I was taller than he was and he had to stand in the front. At the end of 3rd grade, my family and I moved from Texas to Florida because my dad got a better job at the University. We talked for a couple years after I moved but one day we just lost all contact with each other. For the next 11 years, we had no idea what the other was doing or where they were. I didn't know if he was still living in Texas or if he had moved away to another state. I often wondered what he was up to and if he ever thought of me. I guess you could say that it was always a dream that I had that we would be reunited and at the time it seemed just that: a dream. One night a little over a year ago, I decided for some reason to look him up on facebook to see if I could find him. I had looked a couple of times before with no success. It is at this time that Fate comes into your life and makes a huge play that changes your life forever. That night I found him on facebook and sent him a message asking if he remembered me. Well of course he did and he then added me as a friend. We started talking everyday and we both couldn't believe that this wasn't a dream. I know that I had to pinch myself several times in the arm to make sure that I was not dreaming. At first we started talking about things that we liked to do and we talked about what has happened in our lives for the past 11 years. We started talking and it was like we never stopped. We just picked up where we left off and ran with it. It all seemed to go really fast but I knew after 2 months of talking to him that I had fallen for him..and I had fallen for him hard.

In August of last year, I drove up with my Aunt to go visit him for the 1st time in 11 years. I was so nervous and so was he. We decided to meet at the bowling alley on base, and to let everyone know this was not our choice, we were at the mercy of my aunt and my cousin who is in the Navy. We arrived at the main gate to get our pass but he was not back from the rifle range and my aunt did not want to wait on base for him to get back. By this time I was getting very anxious and I couldn't sit still to save my live. We didn't get on base until about 7 pm that night. Might I mention real quick that when we first arrived on base to get our pass it was 2 pm in the afternoon. Yup, you got it, I had to wait all that time for someone to drive me to base since he didn't have a car. Plus, little did I know that the whole entire family was going with us. Needless-to-say, he brought a friend along with him. That night was like reuniting with a long lost friend and we just had that spark. That weekend was absolutely amazing. We started dating September 2nd, and yes we have mainly been in a long distance relationship due to him being in the Marine Corps and me being in school in Ohio. We managed to see each other in October, December, March, and for 4th of july weekend for a few days before he deployed.

We have been dating for almost a year now and I have to say I am the luckiest girl in the world. He is everything that I could have ever hoped for and more! I love him with my whole heart and even though he is currently deployed, I am so very proud of him and I will be waiting for him when he gets back home. I know in my heart that he is the one for me, the one that I want to spend the rest of my life with and I know that he feels the same way. Well, there you have it, there is our story. It still seems like a fairytale to me but I love every minute of it and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
marinesgirl189 marinesgirl189 22-25, F Jul 25, 2011

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