How Do You Cope With Your Soldier Being Away ?Hello Ladies :)
I'm new to this whole blogging thing, so here's a little background on me and my soldier. My boyfriend is in the Army (duh!) and he's in AIT at Fort Gordon, GA. We only been dating for three months (Four, on the 25th). But I've known him since I was 14 (I'm 19 now). Everything in our relationship happened pretty quick. Two weeks after he became my boyfriend he left for basic training :(. So we spent every moment with each other to none at all. He went to basic in Fort Benning,GA. While he was away I wrote him everyday and he did the same. As for phone calls out of all the 10 weeks of him being away I only got four calls. (except for when he was in reception, I got a call everyday) I wasn't too upset with that because his letters and his cards kept me sane. But when I did get a call it was the best 10mins of my life. I sent him pics and cards also, he said it made him keep focus ! There were many nights were I would just stay up and watch the "Homecoming" video (STAY AWAY FROM THEM LOL) I would just cry, and cry, and cry. Some days I would be in the best mood and others weren't so good, but reading his letters made the situation a little better. As for being a Army Girlfriend I wouldn't change it for the world. It has it Ups and Downs but I wouldn't exchange it for any other. Him being away made me realize how strong of a woman I really am, it also made our Love grow so much stronger. That man indeed is the LOVE OF MY LIFE, and no matter how far he is I will forever be by his side supporting every decision.
I was reading a couple stories recently and its crazy how all of us women who have a man in the military feel the EXACT same way. We all go thru at least the same thing, the lonely nights, the sleepless nights etc. I wanted to know what you guys do to keep yourself from going insane while your solider is away ?? If your married what do you do to keep your relationship so strong ? How do you cope in general ? I love giving and receiving advice and just being a listening ear to others. It gets really hard when you dont have anyone to talk to and your friends who dont have a loved one in the military just dont seem to get the full concept. So WE gotta stick together !!
"Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are on day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will."