We Are The Few, The Proud..

I saw this on a different forum, and it was very emotional for me so i want to share it with you all.

I'm the girl standing behind you at the grocery store eyeing the latest support our troops magnet while flipping through the pages of Cosmo. the look on her face is complacent, and her thoughts are thousands of miles away on some military base she's only been describe to through the telephone. I am the young girl in the car next to you with the windows rolled down and tears in her eyes , because the local radio station decided to play "I will wait ", the song of her and her man. I am the girl who visits a website forum with other Marine Corps girlfriends at odd hours of the night, to find some kind of comfort for that lonesome feeling in the pit of her stomach. I'm the girl who will willingly sacrifice her family and friends to be with a man for only a few hours. I'm the young woman who swells with pride every time she sees her Marine in uniform. I'm the girl who spots a Marine Corps sticker, flag or license plate and feels an instant deep connection to its owner. I'm the woman who tries her hardest to go about her normal day without missing him too much.
I am a United States Marine Corps girlfriend.

For all you who wake up in the morning, lay there for a few moments, as you wonder where your marine is and what he is doing. For all you who start the count down from the moment he leaves to the moment he is back in your loving arms. For all of you who see Marine Corps billboards, ads in the paper, or commercials on TV and next notice tears rolling down your cheeks. For ALL the times we sleep with our phones on the loudest possible volume waiting for a call that may or may not come. For all the times we roll our eyes at the girls who complain because they haven't seen their man in a whole week. For every time we hear our Marine’s name mentioned out loud, and are momentarily frozen in the last time you held each other. We may feel weak inside but on the outside we are strong. Sometimes we just want to crawl in bed and sleep until our Marine comes home, but instead we get up and go on with our daily routine with our Marine in our hearts. We put one foot in front of the other and stay strong for we have more love in our hearts then we ever thought possible. We are marine girlfriends, fiancés and wives, and we lean on each other. Together will help each other survive. We are the few, the proud. We are the women that love our United States Marines.

OORAH!! :)
Somegirlinlove Somegirlinlove
18-21, F
9 Responses Jan 9, 2013

Every time i read that it makes me cry lol every time!!!

You hit every emotion possible. Very beautifully written <3 Support is tough on the inside sometimes but us females following the best men out there is rewarding and keeps us even stronger :)

This was absolutely beautiful and I don't think any of us could have said it better ourselves but we all definitely feel the same way, everyday, I did tear up reading this but they were good years which I don't see much! Thank you so much! :) Semper Fi <3

Now that I have joined this site I feel like I am not alone. I felt like I was the only person who does all these crazy things, like make a count down the day he leaves, and literally wish I could hibernate until he comes home. But it is wonderful and empowering to know I am not alone.
-proud fiance of a U.S. Marine.

You're definitely not alone. And congratulations on the engagement. I hope to be in your shoes someday when he gets out.

Definitely teared up while reading this!! Like holy moly this is just perfect thank you for posting this :)

I'm glad it did the same for you as it did for me. :)

Had to hold back tears because my mom is right next to me. That was perfect. No other words to describe it.

I think it's what we all needed. :)

My heart just started to pound!! And for a while i coulnt breath.... This describes each and one of us sooo well. I cant thank you you enough for finding this. It made my day.... Bur brought water to my eyes. Because each day i miss my babye but i also become stronger!!!

Your post almost made me cry! I'm fighting back the tears

Your post brought tears to my eyes.. Thank You for sharing(: