Love Is Love

As I scroll through all of these stories, I see how strong all of you women are for your boyfriends who are in the National Guard. That being said, I hope I don't get discriminated against for putting my story out there and saying this; I'm a proud girlfriend of a National Guard soldier, however, my soldier is a woman, not a man like all of y'alls. My girlfriend and I have been together for 2 years now, and she has now made the decision to become a soldier of the National Guard. Before she decided on this all she could talk about was the Navy, and I was so scared because I don't ever want her to be put in harm's way, and I most certainly don't want her to be so far away from me. I feel slightly more comfortable with her decision to join the Guard, but I know that essentially it is the same as any other branch of the military, where if your Country needs you, you will be shipped to wherever in the world they need you to be. I am so scared, and have never been away from her for longer than a week at the most, so these 10 weeks of basic training are going to put our relationship to the test, and I know I will be pushed to my limits because I hate the thought of being alone. I'm so glad I found this website because I could really use a place to see other people's stories who are going through the same thing as me, and be able to vent to people who know exactly what I am talking about. All that I ask is that no one judge me, or my girlfriend for that matter, because there aren't many outlets like this on the internet, or in real life where I can talk to people about what I am going through simply because every other National Guard Girlfriend's soldier is a man, where mine is a woman. I am no different than you guys, and I know I will be posting a lot on this site because I will need somewhere to go to let off some steam every now and then throughout this whole process, all I ask is that you keep your hateful comments to yourself, and that you respect me, because I respect every single one of you, no matter how different we are from each other. I love my girlfriend just as you love your boyfriend, just remember that.
CK238 CK238
18-21, F
2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

I think that it is amazing that you came out and said all of this. I have read through stories about strong women, waiting on their soldier (just like me) and you have my respect just as much as any of them. I know that what you are going through is hard cause I am going through it too, and I dont think that anyone has any right to say anything to you just because you fell inlove with a woman and not a man. I wish you the best of luck, and want to let you know that you have my respect :)
& if you need anything at all, I am a message away

awww... I joined for the same reason you did people are going through the same thing, its kind of hard to talk to friends and family if they dont know what its like the feeling of your loved one being gone fighting or preparing to fight for our country... Your girlfriend has my support... It is really being hard being away from my boyfriend weve been glued to the hip for two years, and i hate thinking about what i would do if he got deployed... Good luck to her at basic :-)