How Did You Meet Your Army Man?
Sometimes it's just not 'love at first sight'....maybe I'm wrong...maybe it's because you grew in love together while enjoying each other’s company and share many things in common. In my experience...Never would I have thought I'd fall for my army man, because I am in the army and I know how those guys operate.
My 1st army guy cheated on me, so I’m left to think that they’re all pigs; some more than others. But some of them complete opposite but most importantly for the reason of: “Never would I have thought I'd fall for my army man”, because a) I didn't want to get hurt again. Ladies, there’s been a change of heart…
How I met my army guy was through training – he was my section commander when I was a fully trained private; he kept everything professional, and respected me even outside uniform. I am not trying to be boastful in any means, but I know I'm not haggard looking so I really appreciated this! It's definitely hard being in the military, but it’s that much harder being in the military for a GIRL (you gotta work that much harder because you are a girl)! Anyways, when he left the Regiment for work up training to Afghanistan, was when I realized I was missing him. We would go on our random lunch get-togethers in-between his training, and it was then I realized that I was simply falling for him. The interest was definitely there ever since I met him, but I wanted everything to be kept professional and I was seeing someone non-military at the time. Now that he’s in Afghanistan – I’ve never cried so hard in my life for someone like him.
I am not from the outside looking in…I am inside looking out and I know what goes on …it’s that much more worrisome so ladies, I feel for ya everywhere!
Right now, we’re both a little late on where things are…Because his deployment for Afghanistan was so soon, I never mentioned that I was interested…the waiting process was getting to me that I had to tell him how I felt. I didn’t want to regret anything, so I told him:
Me: "I'm not expecting much, just the fact that you acknowledge what I've said’, [I told him in a previous email that I had liked him but he had disregarded it.] ‘Whether you do think the same way or not, let me know. It's something that I have been thinking of and it’s more than "like" and not a phase...I am capable of a lot of things including waiting for a traveling soldier. Either way, I'll still be happy to be your good friend".
Because internet access is limited I waited hummm 3-4 weeks for a response:
My Army Guy: "Yeah, you caught me, was kinda trying to avoid the topic for a while but alright. Yes I like you too, perhaps more than "like" you.... but.... now what? I think to start anything right now would be crazy, still got about 5 months till I get back and to ask you to wait sounds kinda weird..."
Though we’re not a proclaimed couple yet, I couldn’t have wanted or ask for anything more. Regardless of what he says, I still wait patiently (because actions speak louder than words) while I support him.
My question to you is: How Did You Meet Your Wonderful Army Man?