2 Weeks To The Day!Well ladies, basic training is almost over. I find it crazy to believe that he left 2 months ago today. I still remember the day he left, a lot better than I'd like to. I remember bawling my eyes out non
I received his 26th letter today and I still get just as excited reading them as I did the first.
8 weeks ago, my thoughts were "find something to keep busy" and "try not to cry" whereas now, its "time has really flown!" and "what to wear to graduation?!"
Finding this website helped me more than I ever could've imagined. I got on here the day he left and instantly, a bunch of girls were there to help. I was told many times that "it gets easier" and as hard as it was to believe then, it was true. I think that it's not just that it gets easier, but you get so used to it. Used to having him gone, not getting to see each other all the time, not waking up to his text, no kisses, no hugs, no dates, nothing. And in the end, it only makes you appreciate the big and little things that much more.
Some people think that their soldier leaving will make them grow apart. I remember thinking the same thing too, before he left. But really, Chase and I have come to see that all of this has made us so much stronger. If you truly love each other, they're worth the wait. My friends tell me all the time that there's NO way they could handle this. Only communicating through letters and occasional phone calls, "it seems impossible." But like they say, "God picked some of the strongest women and made their match with a soldier." I believe in this whole heartedly. It's not just our boyfriends, fiances, and husbands that are built army strong because of this journey. Its us, too.
Girls who are are just starting this crazy rollercoaster ride, just remember this.
There will be some bad days, without a doubt. It won't be a breeze, but it really does get easier. It may feel like your heart is breaking, but it's only temporary. When you get those letters and calls, they'll remind you that all the tears are way worth it. He loves you so much and needs you here for him, so don't give up. Stay strong and dream of him coming home.<3