A New Journey

Brian proposed to me on Christmas Eve of 2008.  We have been together for 5 years.  When we met I was only 16 and he was 19.  He is everything I could ever ask for in a person and more.  However, he made one life changing decision that could either make or break us... he joined the Marine Corps.

We were living together in San Jose when Brian enlisted in Sept. 2008.  I was absolutly devastated because his decision came on so suddenly.  We never talked about having a future together in the military.  For alll I knew was he wanted to "look into" joining the Airforce! Not the Marines!!!  His decision really hurt me because I didn't feel like I was part of it (which I wasn't).  I felt betrayed and I felt like I was going to lose him.  Months went by and I still held a grudge against him.   When he proposed in December I finally was able to realize that he made the decission for me as well as him.  He made me realize that he only joined because he wanted to give me a good future, and his job in construction would just not allow him to do that.

Brian has been away at bootcamp now for a month and a half. He is not quite a "Marine" yet, but I know he will make it through because he is so strong and determined.  I love him with all my heart and I now support him 100%.  It is difficult though because I feel like I am walking into this blind.  I have no idea what to expect.  I know he will be gone A LOT and thats about it. 

Hopefully this site can help me connect with people who are dealling with the same issue!

ilovemymarine17 ilovemymarine17
Mar 1, 2009