Don't Forget About Us...

I Am a Military Girlfriend..... I am a military girlfriend. I hold no formal recognition with the powers that be. I am at the bottom of the chain. I hold no Military ID card; I am not a "dependent" or parent. The man I love may face unspeakable dangers, and I am at the mercy of those who possess this recognition for news. I understand this and accept this. I am a military girlfriend. I have promised to be here for him upon his return, no matter how long he is away. People may say I am insane for making such a commitment with no guarantees, but I hold onto our promises and have faith that he will come home safe to me. I know full well that my love for him fuels him in the worst of times. I am a military girlfriend. There is no ring on my finger to symbolize our commitment, though I love him no less for it. I hope every day that he will be able to call because a simple 30-second phone call can bring the greatest spectrum of emotions...smiling with tears in my eyes from so much joy and pain. My relationship is based on brief communication where "I love you and I'm okay" speaks more than volumes and gives me the strength to keep going. I am a military girlfriend. I take no moment spent together for granted. I hold onto every touch, caress, kiss, and every word. I have memorized the feel of his skin, his smell, the sound of his voice, and I play it over and over in my head so that I will not forget. I cry myself to sleep some nights because missing him hurts so badly, but wake up the next morning, brush myself off, and start a new day. I am a military girlfriend. The events of the next several months hold my life, my love, and my future in the balance. When you watch the news reports, you may turn away and go about your business relatively unaffected. When I watch the news, stories of the war, I do not see nameless soldiers a half a world away. I see individuals who will be forever changed by what happened. News of every casualty causes me physical pain and deep sadness I am a military girlfriend, not a spouse or family member. When you say your prayers for the wives, mothers, and fathers, please don’t forget about me too.
MissHimEveryday MissHimEveryday
18-21, F
11 Responses Apr 4, 2011

This made me cry, because its so true. Thank you for posting it!

Exactly how I feel. Great post.

Thanks a lot for posting this. You've put my feelings to words, that's something I couldn't do.

I absolutely love this! My boyfriend of three years just left for basic training and every one kept telling us that we needed to be engaged before he left. This is do inspiring! It shows that the commitment and love between people is strong than a ring. You are helping your boyfriend so much by always being there and having faith in you. He is luck to have such an inspire girlfriend! Thank you!

That was beautiful. I haven't been an AF girlfriend for long, so I'm super glad I found this group because I feel like a lot of people don't understand how I feel about my man getting deployed in a month.

LOVE this, totally describes what I'm going through too. Thanks for posting it :)

you are such a strong woman

I love this

Thank you for posting this. This was beautifully written, and I'm about a second away from tearing up. As military girlfriends, we need to be there for each other. Praying for you, your man, ourservicemen and women...and all of us military girlfriends!

aww this is so inspiring and so true none understands until they are in our shoes.. without the ring without the marriage and most of all without our loved ones on a daily ba<x>ses.. this lets me know im not alone <3

Reading this made me cry because it is so true.