My Favorite Military/love Quotes :)"I sit up at night, alone in my bed
Constant images run through my head
Happy times, sad times - the memories are there
Happy tears, sad tears - the tears that I fear.
I hold his sweatshirt, so close to my heart-
Breathe in; breathe out - not much, but a start.
I sleep with his picture in my bed at night
It's the next best thing I have to hold tight.
The pillows lay sideways; I swear he's there
They don't squeeze back; this isn't fair.
I toss and I turn, I sit up and lay down
I'm exhausted, I'm hurting, and I can't sleep sound.
My eyes are swollen - they burn like hell
The makeup don't work - you can still tell.
Finally asleep, still alone, but don't know it
He's in my dreams - I see him, I love it!
"He grabs my hand and turns me around,
We stop, we dance - although there's no sound.
He holds me close, and starts to sing
About love, about life, about everything
He lifts my chin and looks into my eyes,
He tells me he loves me, its no surprise.
He kisses my head, puts it to his heart
It's then that I know, we're not far apart."
The alarm is sounding; wipe the sleep from my eyes
It's another day gone, another sunrise.
I'll continue my journey, until the very end
And wait for my love - my very best friend."
"I am a military girlfriend. I take no moment spent together for granted. I hold onto every touch, caress, kiss, 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 mind 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."
"You don't know.
But im the girl who cries every morning.
In hopes every night for his safe return home.
I'm the girl who drags herself out of bed every morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home.
I'm the girl who lies in bed longing for him to be next to me.
I'm the girl who sits quietly during class because all i can think about is the next moment when he will safely be in my arms again.
You don't know.
But I'm the girl with a million things to say, but none will come out without the tought of him.
I'm the girl who checks my cell phone every 5 seconds
Just to make sure i haven't missed his call.
I'm the girl who stops and stares and wishes for him to return soon each and every time another man in uniform walks by.
What you don't know
Is that i know love on an entirely different level from most.
I know the love that spans time and space; the love that most people are constantly searching for.
I'm one of the girls who waits months for a single kiss;
A kiss that will make the months apart worth every second.
A kiss where everything in the world stops for what seem like an eternity.
You can see it in that person's soul and know that without them life could never be the same.
You tell me i'm too young to be so in love;
I know that love has no age limit.
You tell me i don't even understand what love is.
I tell you i know more love in homecoming than most know in a life time.
You don't know that every time he leaves a part of me goes with him and a part of him stays with me.
You tell me that people change but i tell you,
True love will always remain constant and steady.
You tell me you know how i feel and understand what im going through
you have no idea.
What you dont realize is that i understand the true meaning of not only love but of longing and anticipation.
You don't see
But i'm one of the few who gets goose bumps as my little heart fills with pride everytime the national anthem is played.
I'm one of the girls who will stand tall and stay strong on the outside
but i'm dying in the inside.
I'm one of the girls who will make friends with complete strangers for only they can begin to understand what i'm going through.
You don't understand
That i picture his face everywhere i go and that he is with me in everything i do.
You think i don't cry anymore, that i have gotten over it,
What you don't know is that i just hide it better.
You don't know
The feeling the first time you hear the word deployment or the feeling of his hand as it slides out of yours for what could be the last time.
You don't know
What that last hugs or kiss means and how important that goodbye truly is.
I'm the girl you see standing alone in the corner of the airport
Watching quietly out the window with tears rolling down my cheeks.
I'm the girl you see with a disheartened face
Staring silently at the ground.
What you don't know,
Is that i know true love
That no matter what obstacle we have to face,
Our love will live forever (that only we know)
You tell me that you support the troops;
I tell you, I'm in love with one.
I'm one of the silent, but outgoing;
Weak, but strong;
Scared, but grateful.
What you dont see is that he needs me and i need him.
I'm one of those girls: the girls who stand tall behind her soldier.
Stand proud behind her Hero.
Stands strong behind her man.
Watching silently and patiently as he serves and defends our country..."
"Please Don’t Tell Me
Please don't tell me that you understand
Unless your loved one is fighting for our land
Please don't tell me that you feel my pain
Unless you know the heartache that pours through my veins
Please don't tell me that things will get better
Unless you wait for the mailman for one single letter
Please don't tell me that the holidays will be fine
Unless you will be alone like I will this time
Please don't tell me that I shouldn't cry
Unless you're dealing with the military and can understand why
Please don't tell me that I should be tough
Unless you've been through it and know that it is rough
Please don't tell me that time will go by fast
Unless you're going through this or have in the past
Please don't tell me that my heart will mend
Unless you have ideas for the care packages I send
Please don't tell me to try to live life
Unless you happen to be a military wife
Please don't tell me that things are okay
Unless you are missing someone deployed today"
comes a desperation
a longing for your touch
but with time apart
the love in my heart
grows by a great much
I know the distance
and I have resistance
but you are an honorable man
The love we share
will always be there
but now you must do what you can
a country is calling
you help it from falling
protect and serve
and now that I see
how brave you can be
and your steel coated nerves
I am grateful to say
each and everyday
that I am an airman's girl"
"What I have with him is worth it. It's worth every lonely night, every tear I cry from missing him, and the pain I feel from not having him close. It's worth it because he's my one and only. When I picture myself years from now, I see only him. No matter how painful distance can be, not having him in my life would be worse."
"Tonight is one of those nights I spend an hour just looking at the photo on my dresser of us standing there together. It's one of those nights I'm ready to run cross-country just to be by your side, one of those nights where anything reminds me of you and of us, one of those nights I don’t know if my tears are happy because I have you at all or sad because I miss you more than anything in this world."
"She wakes in the middle of the night.. wishing he were there to squeeze her tight... But he's been gone for what seems like years and no one understands all her fears. She looks up high and starts to pray. Another day and still no call... She closes her eyes and tears start to fall. He's over in another land, without her there to hold his hand. And she counts the days until he comes home. When she will no longer have to be alone. She's loved this man for so long and watched him go and then she tears... but this is the life you choose to lead.. When you fall in love with a United States Hero."
Lots of moving...
Moving far from home...
Moving two cars, three kids and one dog...all riding with HER of course.
Moving sofas to ba
Moving away from friends;
Moving toward new friends;
Moving her most important luggage: her trunk full of memories.
Waiting for housing.
Waiting for orders.
Waiting for deployments.
Waiting for phone calls.
Waiting for reunions.
Waiting for the new curtains to arrive.
Waiting for him to come home,
They call her 'Military Dependent', but she knows better:
She is fiercely In-Dependent.
She can balance a check book;
Handle the yard work;
Fix a noisy toilet;
Bury the family pet...
She is intimately familiar with drywall anchors and toggle bolts.
She can file the taxes;
Sell a house;
Buy a car;
Or set up a move...
.....all with ONE Power of Attorney.
She welcomes neighbors that don't welcome her.
She reinvents her career with every PCS; Locates a house in the desert, The Arctic, Or the deep south.
And learns to call them all 'home'.
She MAKES them all home.
Military Wives are somewhat hasty...
They leap into:
They don't have 15 years to get to know people.
Their roots are short but flexible.
They plant annuals for themselves and perennials for those who come after them.
Military Wives quickly learn to value each other:
They connect over coffee,
Rely on the spouse network,
Accept offers of friendship and favors.
Record addresses in pencil...
Military Wives have a common bond:
The Military Wife has a husband unlike other husbands; his commitment is unique.
He doesn't have a 'JOB'
He has a 'MISSION' that he can't just decide to quit...
He's on-call for his country 24/7.
But for her, he's the most unreliable guy in town!
His language is foreign
And so, a Military Wife is a translator for her family and his.
She is the long- distance link to keep them informed; the glue that holds them together.
A Military Wife has her moments:
She wants to wring his neck;
Dye his uniform pink;
Refuse to move to Siberia;
But she pulls herself together.
Give her a few days,
A travel brochure,
A long hot bath,
A pledge to the flag,
A wedding picture,
And she goes.
You may think it is because she has lost her mind.
But actually it is because she has lost her heart.
It was stolen from her by a man,
Who puts duty first,
Who longs to deploy,
Who salutes the flag,
And whose boots in the doorway remind her that as long as he is her Military Husband, She will remain his military wife.
And would have it no other way.