My Promise

Richard, my boyfriend of a year and a half is LCPL in the Marines. He's my pride and joy. Before we got together he had quite the reputation on his hands. He had a different girl every weekend, he drank religiously, and boy did he have a mouth on him. At the time he was only supposed to be a two month fling before he went off to basic training, but as you can see, that's not how it worked out. I fell in love with him on our first date, never did I know someone could be so fun, interesting, smart, and respective. Richard is one of 7 children, he loves them more than anyone could ever. I was so surprised when he spoke about his sister like she was God, and if any man ever mistreated her he'd probably kill him. Everything I had heard about him went straight out the door, down the street and across the world. I wanted him, no I needed him. Richard's changed my life completely. Before him I was spoiled and didn't care about the world's problems, I was in sixth grade when this war started, I didn't see why I had to care when I couldn't do anything about it. During boot camp, I felt the same about him. I didn't see why he should have to lay down his life and future for something he had no part of. Finally, it hit me when on the news "A marine was killed on the streets of ...." streamed across the screen. I was suddenly so proud and so scared for him. That day changed my life again. I don't want to have to tell him good bye when he deploys but I know that he'll be fighting for me and something so much greater than me. He's my hero. He's my promise. 

Marinegirl13 Marinegirl13
1 Response Mar 28, 2009

That was so sweet...thank you for shareing your last words gave me goose bumbs cuz i feel the same way! Stay Strong I know it is hard but you will get through his deployment and youo and he will be stronger for it!