Okinawa To Alabama- Talk About Your Long Distance

My Marine just got deployed to okinawa. Luckily for me it's only for 6 months. To be exact i have 190 days left until i see him again. He's not my boyfriend, at least not at the moment. He and i were dating but he broke up with me the last time he came home. He told me he didn't want to have a girlfriend while he's deployed because it's not fair to either one of us. He near immediately regretted breaking up with me. It really broke my heart. He wants me to be his girlfriend again because we talk to each other nearly every night via skype and his friends have really been dogging him about breaking it off with me. I know he only broke it off to try to make it easier but in the end we're in the same situation. He continually asks me to be his girlfriend again and i'm afraid i'm being a little too harsh by telling him he has to wait til he comes home for me to officially be his again. I know i'm gonna cave though. Because in the end, i may not have told him yet (though it's pretty clear he knows) i love him. With all of my heart, i want him and only him. I was talking to someone the other day and they asked me if i was really going to wait on a marine. I told them " yes, i really am. because for some crazy messed up reason i want to be with him and only him. Even if that means that i only get to see him 2 weeks at a time every 6 months for the next 3 years. When he comes home that first kiss is worth the whole time apart. And even though he's 20,000 miles away he makes me happier than anyone else." This is the first time he's been deployed, and the time difference is definitely making it tough, but i still wait up every night til 1am to get to talk to him, and we stay up til 6am talking. Me losing sleep is worth the time i get to talk to him though<3 I love him more than he knows.

So does anyone have some advice for a first time deployment? Or maybe just some words of wisdom?
emabbott93 emabbott93
18-21, F
Dec 5, 2012