My Story.

I'm an army girlfriend. Evan and I dated my sophomore year of high school for a short two months. We moved on from that and made our way back to being friends. Then my junior year of high school, his senior, he enlisted in the army. So, he was already signed up before we got back together. In a way, you'd think that would make things easier. But it didn't. I had no idea I was going to fall in love with him, I mean, when we first got back together, I was only 16. We were together 9 months before he left for basic. Basic was hard. I was only 17 and unable to talk to the man I loved everyday, which was quite the drastic change from when he was home. I missed his calls, and his letters often got lost on their way to me. This was probably the hardest thing I've gone through. Yet, I'd gladly do it all over for him. We've been together almost a year and a half, and I can't imagine myself with anyone else. Which, by the time he comes home from where he's currently stationed, (Germany) before he gets deployed to Afghanistan, the majority of our relationship, he's been away. Although I'm young, I love him, so I'm willing to do this for him. I don't feel young. I feel like this has made me grow up quite a bit more than girls who live around me. Girls who don't know what it's like to be an army girlfriend. I'm terrified for him going to Afghanistan. I live for the calls randomly, from international numbers that I don't recognize. I know it's him. I've gone through a lot with him, and I'd do it all over again and more if I had to. I just wanted to share my story, and show that love can be true even if you are young. Especially through the army, it tests your love, and makes it stronger. Evan won't tell me when he comes home, and I hate that. But he has good intentions, and I can only imagine what his "romantic surprise" that he has planned out is. He has field training for a month, so we can't talk on skype like we usually do, but he calls me from his friends' phones whenever he can. I love him more and more each day. If any of you army girlfriends want to talk, I'm here! Believe me, talking will help me out too, I need to connect with people who understand what I'm going through. Girls around me only know what it's like for their boyfriends to go away to college, and even then they come home every two weeks or so for a visit. Oh what they would go through if only they were one of us. Only strong girls can be army girlfriends.

desxxbes desxxbes
18-21, F
6 Responses Mar 2, 2010

And when it comes down to it, that's all that really matters. Being together, and happy:D I love him so much, I can't wait til we can live together.

I hope everything works out. I may plan a 'real' wedding but I wouldn't change my actually wedding for the world. It was perfect in its dorky simplicity. I will never forget our ghetto perfect honeymoon in the cabin on the lake. My sister found out we got married and decorated it for us. There were candles leading across the deck to the cabin. It was perfect...no 5 star honeymoon suite could come close. He left the next morning...It was the best day and night of my life.

Yeah, we've been talking about it for awhile now. We planned on just getting married at the courthouse when he's on leave from his deployment, then having a "real" wedding down the road. Evan's roommate and his now wife are doing the same thing, only they got married right before he went to Germany. Evan wanted to get married when he came home in May or June, but I won't even be 18 until June, and I feel that would be rushed a little since we planned for his leave during or after his deployment. He is so worth it. I honestly couldn't see myself with anyone but him.

I get alot of hassle for marrying young. Everyone feels like their opinion is supposed matter to us...but it doesn't. This was our decision. We could have handled it better...we eloped but we are going to have a 'real' wedding when things slow down. It is your decision, well, you and your boyfriends. Just know...marriage isn't always easy it takes work. But if it is something you're sure about then its worth every second!

Okay, Evan's asked me to marry him before, but I wasn't too sure on the marrying young thing. I had my own confusion on thinking we should wait, because most people don't marry this young, and people convincing me that down the road would be better for us, more stable, and stronger for us. I want to marry him, I know I will, I just wasn't sure if that would be the best choice. But the more I think about it, the more I don't care what people think of marrying young. I'm not "throwing" my life away. I'm choosing it to spend it with the person I love. Even if he's an ocean away. Your story kinda just helped me out. And of course I'll chat! (:

Yes, young love is true. I met John in the middle of my senior year. I moved to some small little back woods town (in the middle of NOWHERE) with a few of my roommates. (I was already moved out from my parents so not the average teenager.) He was already enlisted. We were instant friends but determined to keep it that way. Well, fate had another plan. We dated a few months and then he asked me to marry him. I went home to visit my parents and help out (family problems) back in June and he left in July. It was hard. Being home again while he was gone. Well, I came straight back to hime while he was home on Con Leave (he got hurt and had to have surgery). That's when we got married. That was four months ago. I have never been so happy and so lucky in my life. Currently we are stuck in Army limbo waiting for his RTD. He left the day after our wedding. He did get to come home for Christmas and I saw his Love Day weekend for his pass. Otherwise it'll be a few more months but I wouldn't change my life for anything. The Army either makes or breaks a relationship...I know it has taught us to take nothing for granted. The military does make you grow up fast. I have to remind myself constantly I am only 19. I feel much older. I know what other people my age are doing and I have no issue being different. I married young and would do it again in a heartbeat. We are strong! Us behind our soldiers...we are Army strong too. If you ever need to talk...I am here!