Deployment, I will conquer you.

My boyfriend is in the Army National Guard and he is currently deployed. I'm trying to be strong and live my life day by day, but it just gets harder at night when I look at that empty space where he should be.

I have people thinking I'm selfish and thinking I'm gonna cheat on him when they don't know a thing about me just because I don't have a ring on my finger. They can kiss my butt because the only opinion that matters to me is that of my soldier.

I miss him more than anything and I love him with all my heart.

I remember when an older gentleman said to me "Thank you for serving." I told him that I'm not in the army, my boyfriend is. He told me, "Yes but still, thank you for serving. My wife and I have been through this for 30 years. I know how you feel. Just remember that even though you're not out there, you are still serving." That meant a lot to me.

Deployment, you can kiss my butt because this isn't going to be forever. It's a temporary thing that will make my relationship stronger in the end. Waking up the next morning just means "one day less until he's coming home." I can do this.
Daisy00 Daisy00
18-21, F
9 Responses Aug 6, 2010

Hey Elise, I would love to talk sometime. Feel free to message me too if you would like to :).

Hi Im Elise and my guy is Army NATIONAL Guard also. so far he hasnt deployed, but i know it could happen. If you ever want to talk please message me, i would love to stay in touch with another guard G/f.<br />
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Hang in there and be proud of your man I am of mine!!!

Hi Im Elise and my guy is Army NATIONAL Guard also. so far he hasnt deployed, but i know it could happen. If you ever want to talk please message me, i would love to stay in touch with another guard G/f.<br />
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Hang in there and be proud of your man I am of mine!!!

All of you are very sweet :). I'm in the same boat with you ladies. It's hard finding people who understand what I'm going through because I get all these "That sucks, I'm sorry" comments from my friends who aren't dating/married to anyone in the military. I think thinking positive is the best way to get through this. I don't want to stress my boyfriend out with him knowing I'm miserable without him.

All I have to say is hooah!

This is such an inspirational story. My husband just left yesterday and it sure is hard. It is mostly hard at night when i am so used to him laying right beside me. But just think of all the positives. He will be home soon and safe. We'll get through this deployment and when our soldiers come home to us, it will all be worth it.

LOVE THISS. Totally lifted my spirits. Like futureharper said, thakn you for your inspirational post!

You're so strong! and an inspiration. Everything you said is SO true and I've been told that I will cheat and that we're never gonna make it through his deployment. My soldier has been in Afganistan for about a month and a half now, and it's still not getting easier. But I keep going everyday because I know this is making a better future not only for him, but for us as a couple. <br />
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Thank you for sharing such an inspirational post!

your my inspiration. I hope I can take on an attitude like that. my boyfriends only at basic but I know how looking at his empty pillows feels. taking this on as a challenge seems better than thinking of it as a black hole. thank you for being so strong, hearing from people like you make this esier for weak newbys like me.