What An Experience
I never thought that I would become an Army Girlfriend. I am 18 years old and my boyfriend is 19. Yes, we are young but we are committed. I never experienced anything like this before. It's something new, but yet tough. We have been together for a year and a couple of months now. When he decided that he wanted to enlist in the Army FULL time..I was so hesitate about it. The first thing that I thought about was Iraq. We had plenty of talks about his decission. I decided to toughen up and deal with it. It's something that he just really desired to do and I didn't want to break his dream. I'm in college now doing what I want to do and he didn't have second thoughts about my dreams. He just motivated me more. Moving on, on both sides we are cool with our parents and the family love us so much. When my boyfriend was about to leave..I thought that I wasnt going to be able to make it. I was feeling all weird and everything seem so wrong to me. We spent plenty of time together before he left so we would remember memories. I started college before he left and I really didn't like it but it was okay. I cried like a big baby when he left and thought about him so much. It wasn't a time that he didn't cross my mind. I had alot of comfort from alot of friends though. He left for Basic Training. I am trying to stay busy as possible..well lately I have been. That helps a whole lot!! Time has really gone by. I was so excited when I heard from him in two weeks on that Sunday. It makes your heart warm up. He wrote me a letter and I been writing him every since then. I keep a journal with me to write in everyday so when he graduate I'm gonna give it to him so he can read through it when he go to AIT! His graduation is the day before Thanksgiving and I can't wait. I'm gonna be thankful to have him safe in my arms. But to sum it up...being an Army girlfriend isn't easy at all. It's like the hardest job ever!! and thats just being the girlfriend so imagine the wife! ! but love is strong and YOU will have to be strong for the both of yall cause he will get discouraged and you would have to uplift him. I had to do it to.