3 Months Down, 9 More To Go

Hello all!

So I'm pretty much new to this site and I thought I'd let you all know a bit about me and my current situation. I'm 19 years old, and I'm a full-time student completely devoted to my boyfriend Tom who i've been dating for 8 months now. He's been deployed for a little over 3 months now, and luckily he got stationed at a FOB that has plenty of internet! We talk almost everyday (thank god!) and he'll give me updates on how he's doing and whatnot. He even talks more to me than he does to his family... makes me feel special and selfish at the same time! lol but anyway, yesterday was valentine's day and I got a gift from him. It was a bear dressed in Class A's from Build a Bear Workshop and said, "dear baby, i love and miss you. Happy valentine's day!" So you'll probably be asking yourself, "how the heck did he do that?!?!" well here goes....

He asked his parents to take the money out of his bank acct so that they could get the bear and ship it to me. While his mom was getting the bear made, a soldier who had just returned back home from his deployment walked in and my bf's mom chased after him (lol). She asked him if he could record what my bf wanted to be said, so he went into the restroom and did the deed (his wife was told what it was for & she started tearing).  It might seem kind of odd to some of you, but i thought it was the sweetest thing ever! It might not be Tom's voice, but if was of someone who i know he could relate to :)

As for relating to how some of you feel about your boyfriend being away, i definitely do. It's hard not knowing what goes on at all times, and your mind takes over and makes you think the worst outcomes possible. It's completely understandable. You love the man and care for him deeply. At times i find myself freaking out about the whole situation alot more than he does! (lol) Just know that it takes a lot of courage and strenght to do what us army girlfriends do. Look at him being away as a time to reflect every moment you've had with him, and what you're having to sacrifice in order to be with him. In the long run, you'll be reminded of his deployment and the first thing you'll think of is, "well that wasn't all that hard!" I wish you all the best of luck. I know that you too can do this :)

tommysgirl09 tommysgirl09
18-21, F
Feb 15, 2010