Well first of all, I am already an army girlfriend . We met while i was at school, and he was here visiting some friends. We talked the entire night, thats when i found out that he was in the army and was only visiting for a month, then he would return to Korea for a few more weeks. He said that he was going to try and be stationed here, where he could be close to family and friends, but as it turns out he was sent to Ft. Drum in New York. It has been 2 months since we have seen each other. I have gone from talking to him everyday for hours at a time ... to a few times a day...to a few minutes a day...to a few times a week. Its hard, but i know we will get through this. He has just left for Louisiana for 21 days, and i won't get to talk to him at all until he gets back. But thank God he gets 15 days of leave and he will be spending them all with me, we have a lot of catching up to do. He is scheduled to leave for Iraq before November, right before my 21st birthday and I am hoping that I will get to see him before then. I dont know what i am going to do while he is gone, not knowing if he is ok, but i guess it all goes with the saying...no news is good news. He is done with the army in 2010, two years from now, and we are hoping after that we can start a new chapter in our lives. But until then, i am trying to stay strong, and finish school. Knowing that he is there thinking of me helps, but i have finally realized that being army strong just isn't for the people serving, its for their families and friends and spouses and significant others too.