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It Feels So Long Since He's Been Gone

I am struggling with this whole deployment thing. It has only been 2 months since he left for Iraq and I can't seem to find a coping method. I think that maybe writing down what I feel may help a ton more. I agree with a lot that is on here and I felt really inspired to write my own story, so here it is:

My soldier and I have been together for a short (but amazing) 8 months. He was my friend for a year before he and I were together. I realized how much I cared for him when he left for his post in Ft. Bliss, TX.  I finally let him in on how I was feeling and then ever since then it has felt like a fairytale. Even though I live in IL and he was in TX, we somehow managed to fall very much in love through our telephone calls. I never imagined that he would be the perfect one for me, but now I can not imagine any one else. I got to finally see him about 5.5 months into our relationship for a couple weeks and then I flew down to Bliss a few weeks later for his deployment. It's crazy how much I love him. It is so true that every moment spent together is unforgetable. I live for the phone calls and just to hear is voice again is so refreshing. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you who's been through deployment or will be going through deployment. I have already started counting down the days... but 2 months down, 10 to go...

Hugs.

Share your story with me, support and love.

YourArmsFeelLikeHomeMJC YourArmsFeelLikeHomeMJC 22-25 3 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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i fell for my guy after 2 weeks and he just left sunday for afghanistan. i'm not quite in the same boat as you but thanks for being an inspiration that long distance relationships can happen. my prayers go out to you both

I'm very happy for you two. I think that by spending so much time apart, you will grow closer.. oddly enough. Keep in touch when you can & those next months will fly by. Try scrapbooking, pics of you two, it's helpful to me. Just an idea. And you are being very strong!! Hugs for that. Keep hanging in there, because the best things in life are worth waiting for.. so don't give up :) Good luck with your future & I'm always a message away.

Isn't it amazing how quickly you can fall in love with them? =]] If you ever need someone to talk to or vent to, you can always message me. Good luck with everything!