Dear Civilian Girl"Dear civilian girl,
You complain that your boyfriend has worked late all week and have barely seen him.
-I look forward to the two weeks a year we spend together.
You complain because he doesn't call you enough.
-My heart is thankful for the 15 second phone call I got last Tuesday in the middle of the night!
You whine to your friends about how much you miss him already because he is on a two day trip with his parents.
-I won't see him for another 10 months!
You don't feel like making love tonight because you are too tired.
-We will stay up all night because we don't know when it will be the last time.
Your boyfriend belongs to you.
-Mine belongs to the government.
Your boyfriend is training for his game next weekend.
-My boyfriend is trained to kill.
It's just not practical for you to drive an hour to see him every weekend during school.
-He spends $700 dollars on a plane ticket just to see me 2 days!
You hate hanging up the phone when talking to him.
-My heart breaks because I won't talk to him for another 10 days.
You complain that he doesn't take enough time out of his life for you.
-My man has to get up in the middle of the night to talk with me because of the time difference. He doesn't complain.
Your man is in a bad mood from not sleeping much this week.
-My man ran 10 miles this morning at 4 in the morning and has a full day of
work ahead of him. He's lucky if he gets a few hours of sleep!
Your boyfriend can call in sick when he is tired or not feeling well.
-My man works no matter what!
You don't trust him so you follow him places to see if he is telling the truth.
-I have no choice but to trust him and even then I trust him with my life.
You don't like him talking so sexually with his friends.
-My boyfriend has to chant it in drills.
You check your phone, see you missed a call from him, and decide to call him back when you aren't so busy.
-I see a missed a call and cry, because I don't know when he can call again.
You might save a cute voice message from him.
-I save them all b/c it helps me to remember what his voice sounds like.
Being apart for a month to you seems daunting.
-A month apart for me is a wish that can't come true.
You wouldn't change schools to be close to him.
-I have to move to another country to be with him.
You have every part of him memorized.
-I study pictures so I don't forget what he looks like.
You take your time together for granted.
Your cell phone bill was high this month from talking too much.
-He pays 20 cents a minute to call me… when he CAN call.
You love that fancy necklace he bought you
-I refuse to take his dog tags off, and not a day goes by that I don't have them on...
You say you miss him.
-Times that by 20."