First Phone Call!!!

I got a phone call from my boy tonight!!!  It was the first phone call I've gotten from him since he's been at Basic and it was so wonderful.  He's been gone for almost 6 weeks now, so I really really miss him.  He's not the best at sending letters - I've only gotten about 3 the whole time he's been gone.  He falls asleep in literally like 30 seconds, so whenever they turn those lights out, he's gone and never gets around to writing me.  So I haven't known hardly at all what's going on with him.  But I've known that if they're ever allowed to get phone calls, it will probably be on a Sunday, so every Sunday I've had my phone attached to me on the off chance that I might possibly get a call.  Tonight I was out to dinner with my parents and my phone rang and it was a number that I didn't recognize, so I grabbed it real quick and ran out of the restaurant and went outside to talk to him.  He only had about 5 minutes to talk, but it was so great to hear his voice.  I started crying as soon as I heard him say my name.  I had heard that whenever you get a call from them it's usually loud with people screaming in the background and stuff, and that's exactly the way it was.  He told me right off the bat that he only had 5 minutes to talk, and boy if that wasn't the fastest 5 minutes of my life.  When I hung up I had to check my phone to see how long the conversation lasted, because I was convinced it had only been about a minute.  But sure enough, it was right at five minutes.  I couldn't hear a lot of what he said to me but luckily I was able to distinguish a few "I miss you's" and that was all I needed.  He apologized for not being able to send me a lot of letters and explained to me why he hadn't been writing me, and even though I really do wish he could write me more, I let him know that it's ok and I want him to get the sleep he needs and not have to worry about writing me.  For most of the call, the background was quiet but as soon as we had about a minute left, I started hearing chanting in the background.  I could tell what they were saying too - "Na na na na...na na na na...hey hey hey...goodbye..."  over and over again.  Haha, I guess that's their way of telling them to get off the phone.  They probably have a whole line of them standing around there waiting for the phone, and they probably do that to everyone.  I thought it was funny.  I hated it though, because I was so surprised that he was actually able to call me that I couldn't think of anything that I wanted to say to him or ask him!  I haven't talked to him in almost 6 weeks and have a million things to tell him and ask him, but I couldn't think of any of them in the moment, I was just so shocked and excited and happy and all those crazy emotions were running through me.  And then after I hung up I started thinking of all the things that I wished I had said to him or asked him.  But it was just so good to hear his voice.  I'm so happy right now and nothing can bring me down:)   I had heard people say that it's so wonderful when you get that first phone call, but I never knew what it was like until now, and I couldn't be happier.  He had called his mom as soon as he got there, and he told me later in one of his letters that supposedly that was one of only 2 phone calls he would get the whole time, so to think that he spent his second phone call on me is pretty special.  He seemed hopeful that he would be able to earn more as a reward.  Hopefully that's true and i'll be able to hear from him more from now on, but for now I'm enjoying knowing that I got to talk to him tonight and hear his voice.  I never imagined how happy that would make me :)  Anyway, just thought I'd share my excitement!!!

UnconditionallyHis UnconditionallyHis
22-25, F
1 Response Feb 21, 2010

Haha!!! :D I am oober happy for you girly! I remember my first phone call! It was AMAZING!!! But, I felt bad because I couldn't think of anything to tell him either. It seems like that never changes! lol. My boyfriend is done with all of his training and he's currently doing a field exercise for a month! lol. So, I rarely get to talk to him either. :[ And when I get one of those one-minute phone calls! It makes my next couple of days! Haha. They are the best. If yah ever need to talk, feel free to message me!