He Is Gone .... Again. :'(My best friend, my love, my marine boarded his plane (going back to Lejeune) around 1040am and as I watched his boots travel up the escalator with tears streaming down my cheeks, I made a decision. I decided I am NOT going to let this deployment break me. I am a strong woman and I will make the best of this situation. I love him and I have faith in the United States Marine Corps to keep my baby safe but I will continue to pray with all my might for his safety every minute he is overseas. I know each day will pass and I will not just evaporate without him here so why be sad and depressed the entire time he is gone? I dont want him to be miserable! I want him to laugh, have fun, and smile every day, so why shouldnt I? I love that man and I know he loves me and that fact alone makes me strong enough to stay HAPPY for him. I am thankful to even know a man this great! Our future is so bright if we can just perservere and not let this distance and time apart change us. The past twelve days I've spent with him have been beautiful and so meaningful and I just cant wait to spend more days with him. Hopefully MANY MANY MANY more! Maybe someday ALL of my days will be spent with him. :) We discussed marriage and commitment and I feel confident that soon enough we will be heading in that direction and I just know me staying faithful and loving and supportive during his deployments will only strengthen the amazing relationship we have now! I love him and I am choosing to LOVE him every minute of every day! I am focusing on how happy he makes me, even when he is across the country or world, and instead of pitying myself because I sleep alone, or because I didnt get to talk to him today. I am going to remind myself how many women have not and might not ever have what I have. They may have a man in their beds but he isn't as brave, generous, intelligent, funny, chivalrous or as kind as MINE! I am ONE LUCKY WOMAN and I dont want to let myself forget it during the rough times, and I hope you ladies will keep me in check if I do!
I am so insanely proud to be a girlfriend of a United States Marine! I love him with all of my heart! SEMPER FI!!!