My Boyfriend Is Deployed In Iraq Right Now

I am away from my love on Valentine's Day this year. He has been over in Iraq for almost a month in a half. We met about 4 years ago through a mutual friend and we were just friends for a long time, but now we have found our way into each others arms.  When he isn't deployed he still lives 7 hours away from me and it is hard. But when he comes home or I went down to the base, we made the most and the best of it. The last time that he was home was back in December. Some of his friends and I went out to a club for a going away party. It was the best night ever, we took a stretch limo to the club and danced the night away. It was the most amazing night we have ever had together. I knew then that we would be okay when he left. The hardest day though was when he had to leave. I drove down to the base to see him the weekend before he was leaving. We spent every minute we could together. But then he had to leave. We didn't say goodbye we just said see you soon. Never say goodbye always see you soon, becuase goodbye is forever. We knew it would be hard being away from each other. We gave our hugs and kisses and just held each other tightly. Neither one of us wanted to let go, I could tell he wanted to cry but was holding it in, I was already crying, but trying to stay strong for him. He was leaving the next day. I write him and emailing him everyday, and send little things in the mail for him to remind him of home and of me. He calls me every few days to let me know everything is okay with him. It is tough to be away from him but I know he will be home soon. I pray for him and the others over there every night, that they will all be able to come home soon.  But he promised me he is going to call on valentines day, because he wants to tell his me that he loves me and misses me so much, and can't wait until the day he comes home and we can be in each others arms holding each other and probably crying.   But that is my story I miss him very much. But I know he is doing a great thing for this country and I am so proud of him for everything that he does.  He is my United States Marine.
marinesgirl82 marinesgirl82
22-25, F
4 Responses Feb 12, 2007

I know how you feel. my soul mate is in iraq right know.

I know that this is kind of an old post, but I need help. What you've gone through, is exactly what I'm going through right now. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 2 years, and before he joined the military, we lived just 45 minutes apart. But now we live 6-7 hours apart, until I finally moved closer to him just 2 months ago. But unfortunately hes deploying out in December. I'm always here for him, and always support him. My saying for our relationship is to always be patient. But now he's deploying out soon, and all I do is cry. I try not to think about it because its really hard. I'm trying to be strong for him, but it's not working because everything around me reminds me of him. I don't want to be fully depressed the entire time he's gone. But I need advice on what to do when he's gone to help me get through it.

All I can say is keep your head up, and have faith, when you get to talk on the phone, or write letters, be sure to always be positive, never be negative, even if bad things have happened, they need all the positive feed back you can give. It's hard, but your are tough other wise you wouldn't be with him right!!

So many people must go through this. Once he calls you on valentines day will make it feel like valentines because it will show how much he loves you. Everything will be okay.