So I am not too sure how to begin this, I usually dont do this type of thing. So I will start from the begining I guess. How our relationship progressed because he hasnt always wanted to be in the airforce. When I met my boyfriend I wasnt looking to fall in love. I wasnt looking for a boyfriend at all. I had just gotten out of a very long relationship (almost 7 years), and he was actually in a relationship. The day that I met him I knew he was special. People always talk about love at first sight and soul mates, but I never believed in it. I always thought love was something you had to build up to. So we met on March 15th, 2008 at a friends house. After that night we couldnt get enough of eachother. I never gave him my phone number, but one night right after we met he texted me and asked if I wanted to hang out. I said yes, but we always ended up having someone tag along. His girlfriend broke up with him not long after I met him. 2 weeks tops. He was hurt and I comforted him. In april we decided to date... until his ex came home. (she was in the military) Right before she got back she saw that he was dating me and told him she wanted him back. Long story short we broke up and I continued to support him. Him and his ex did not get back together and the only time she contacts him now is to make me upset. So back to may. We went to prom together even though we werent dating and I had the best time ever! We stayed close after we broke up and while his ex was home. We still hung out everyday, we still had a spark going. At the end of May he came to my highschool graduation and cheered me on. I was so excited to have his support! In June we went to senior week which was fun. I had an amazing summer! He was accepted into the airforce I believe on June 6th. There were delays because the first time he went to meps in april he had heart problems and had to go back. That day I will never forget. It was like a nightmare and I didnt want to be near him. I felt like he betrayed me. No matter how hard I tried I couldnt stay away from him though. I felt so lost and hurt. After we got over that hump I was okay. He had asked me to date him a couple of times but I had never answered him when he asked. I felt like he was leaving and I didnt want to do the whole long distance thing, I was too scared. We were really close though and could go to eachother for anything. I knew I had fallen in love with him. Finally in july I wrote him a note telling him I wanted to date him and how perfect we were for eachother. When I started college I thought it was just a speed bump for what is ahead. We didnt get to see eachother as much, and even though we only went a couple of days without seeing eachother it still hurt. The day he found out when he was to leave he was coming to visit me at my college. He got a speeding ticket onhis way down so he had to call his recruiter and tell her. She told him about the opening she had for november 17th and my heart crushed. I felt like a million pounds were on my chest. I coped though and we enjoyed our time together. WE had fallen in love and neither of us was looking for it. We had made it through a lot, and this was just going to be another test of our relationship. 6 months to go and I am counting down the days already. I love him more than anything in this world. Everyone sees that. My mom keeps on telling me I will end up following him, but how can she be so sure? I know in my heart this was meant to be, but there is a lot our relationship will be going through in the next few months.
Today I took my boyfriend to the recruiters so he could leave for basic training tomorrow (after meps). I told myself I wouldnt cry when he left because it would be too stressful for him, but I finally broke down today before we left. He let me shave his beard for him and after that I just lost it. I not only lost my best friend, but someone I love deeply. We dont have a bad relationship now, we never fight, and everything goes perfectly. Does anyone have any advice on how to keep things strong while he is gone? With bmt being 8.5 weeks now he will be gone for 6 months, and I know it will be hard. I've been hoping he gets a cool TI who lets him call often, but I wont hold my breath. I heard they will barely get to write us. He called me tonight from MEPS to tell me he loved me one last time and that even if I dont get a letter right away I shouldnt let myself get down about it- he will be thinking about me just as much as I am thinking about him. I just need some reassurance with the holidays coming up and all I just want to know what I can expect. I feel like part of me is missing and he hasnt even been gone for 10 hours yet.