Hey ladies. Im not on here much anymore. I mostly hang around the Facebook page. Ha. But I experienced something today that I wanted to share, and it seems like the majority of girls with men in BMT are on HERE :) Also, welcome to all of the new girls!
Im taking a literature humanities class and we're discussing a book written by a man who uses his concentration camp experiences to discuss the "meaning of life" and what gives a person hope. And somehow we got on the subject of military men! Someone brought up the fact that most men go through boot camp or go to war overseas and come back with a whole new outlook on life ready to start a family and marry the girl thats been waiting for them the whole time. There's a Navy vet in my class who ultimately led this discussion. He very bluntly and quickly announced that every girl who has ever been there for a military man through everything he's gone through, is that man's WORLD :) She's the reason he's fighting. She's the reason he's staying positive and going through what he's going through. That woman is that man's hope. He clings onto her and thinking about her gets him through everything. Being by someone's side while they go though some of the hardest things they've ever done, creates a huuuuuge bond between those two people (which also made me think of my Air Force girls, who are easily some of my closest friends :) ) He was stationed on a submarine for 6 months and his wife was only allowed to send him 18 word messages every 3 weeks. He said he LIVED for those 18 words from her and if they were more than a second late getting to him, he was ready to surface that sub and do whatever it takes to get to her. She was his girlfriend back then, and now they're happily married :)
The point it, our men literally NEED us. They cling to us. To every word we write, to every thought they have of us. Our letters and our words mean more to them than we think they do. So girls with boys in bmt, or even deployed, write them every day. Tell them you love them and that you're thinking about them. Because YOU'RE their hope :) I just wanted to share that with you girls. I talked to Nick about it tonight and he agreed with that Navy vet 150%. He says the only way he got through bmt was me. And the only thing keeping him going now, even though he's out of bmt and in tech school, is thinking about a future with me :) They arent completely dependent on us, as a lot of people are quick to point out, but we're their driving force. They're ultimately doing what they're doing for US.
Alsooooooo, 14 more days until I fly out to see him in Arizona :) :) It'll be my first time seeing him in 5 MONTHS. Soooooo excited! And then once Im home, it'll be only 14 more days until he's home on RAP for 20 days :D
I hope you girls are doing well! Happy Friday! Fingers crossed for lots of phone calls this weekend!