Marine Gfs, This Describes Us All!

I am a Marine girlfriend. I hold no formal recognition with the powers that be. I am at the bottom of the chain. I hold no Military ID card; I am not dependent or a parent. The man I love may face unspeakable dangers, and I am at the mercy of this fact. I understand it and I accept it. No matter how long he is away, I have promised to be here for him upon his return. People may say I am insane for making such a commitment with no guarantees, but I hold on to our promises and have faith that he will come home safe to me. I know full well that my love for him fuels him in the worst of times. There is no ring on my finger to symbolize our commitment, though I love him no less for it. I hope every day that he will be able to call, because a simple 30 second phone call can bring the greatest spectrum of emotions, causing tears mixed with joy and pain to fall down a smiling cheek. My relationship is based on brief communications where "I love you" and "I'm okay" speak volumes and give me the strength to keep going. I take no moment with him for granted. I hold on to every touch, caress, kiss--every word. I have memorized the feel of his skin, his smell, the sound of his voice, and I play it over and over in my mind so that I will not forget. I cry myself to sleep some nights because missing him hurts so much. But I wake up the next morning, brush myself off, and start a new day thinking of him.
allisonpearson allisonpearson
18-21, F
4 Responses Sep 7, 2012

Everything about this post is so true! I love it!

I love it!

i understand i am going through a very hard time right now my self were i was dating a marine for 3 weeks and he left for baisc i only got 2 letters from him and then i didnt get another one for a month and a week i was so confused at the time i had this thought going through my head "well maybe he doesnt want to be with me" my friends kept putting things in my head that i started to believe while he was gone i kissed another guy and after that i received a letter from him telling me that he is sorry for not writting that he has been busy and now i just feel like the worst person in the world and i dont know what to do I am not enaged or married to him but its like i was just so confused because we only knew each other for 3 weeks and then he left and i didnt hear anything from him

That must be hard. My bf left for basic 2 Weeks ago and I still havent gotten a letter. I just realy wanna know whats goimg through his head and I wanna know if he wants this to work out.

yea it is hard, but if he has been there for 2 weeks now then you should be receiving a letter soon it was about 2 weeks before i got my first one and i cried bc i was so happy to know that he is safe and doing ok. but what i have learned is that if he is taking the time to write you he wants it to work and even though you dont get a letter from him send him a letter everyday or once a week our men use that as fuel to get through the 13 weeks of hell they will go through so keep your head up and write him all the time it will pay off in the end

I really like this! :) it really sums up a marine/ military girlfriend, and its not easy being in a relationship with someone that's away but we understand and make it work for our love. I think it makes military girlfriends understand relationships better than other girls who take their relationship for granted.