Engaged to An Army Soldier

Hi,

I am happily engaged to an Army Soldier.  We got engaged in December of 2007.  We were suppose to have gotten married June 16, 2008 but, duty comes first.  He was stationed in Germany and his leave has been denied ever since.  He tried to come home for Christmas of 2008 but, his leave was denied.  He tried again this past February but his leave was denied.  Now he is in training to be deployed to Iraq.  I have only seen him 2 weeks in the past 15 months.   I miss him terribly. 

I knew what I was getting into and plus, being a former soldier, I understood that the Army slogan, mission first people always really wasn't a true slogan--the mission always comes first.  I am prepared to wait for how ever long it takes for him to come home to me.  He doesn't have anything to worry about regarding my not being able to handle it.  We've been apart for this long, a few more months won't make a difference.  We know what we have and for us, its what keeps us going.  I have told friends that it takes a strong person, a selfless person, to love a soldier because doing so often requires one to make great sacrifices. 

I will support him and ensure that he knows that his family loves him, misses him, and is very proud of the job that he is doing.  I feel blessed to have such a wonderful man who loves me unconditionally.  Not everyone can say that they have this in their lives.  He is my best friend and I love him dearly.

 

jayc007 jayc007
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3 Responses Mar 22, 2009

Thanks so much for your prayers LoveMyArmyMan. I too will be praying for your soldier. I am just trying to keep positive about the whole thing. God did not bring us together after meeting 12 years ago to take us from one another. Our story is one that would make some people want to gag (smile). I will share that one at another time. I am trying to move back to my home town of Atlanta but having to wait until the kids get out of school. My soldier hates this part of his job--having to be away from his family. Yet, no matter where he is in this world, he is always with me.

Thanks so much for your prayers LoveMyArmyMan. I too will be praying for your soldier. I am just trying to keep positive about the whole thing. God did not bring us together after meeting 12 years ago to take us from one another. Our story is one that would make some people want to gag (smile). I will share that one at another time. I am trying to move back to my home town of Atlanta but having to wait until the kids get out of school. My soldier hates this part of his job--having to be away from his family. Yet, no matter where he is in this world, he is always with me.

Hi! I know how you must feel. My husband is stationed in Germany and was deployed to Iraq in January. Me and the kids were not able to go to Germany. I have only seen him 29 days out of the last year and its killing me! But like you, I will will wait until the end. My prayers are with you and your husband.