I Am The Future Wife Of An Lep With 1/6 In Afghanistan

         My man is a contractor attached to the 1/6 in Afghanistan. He is an LEP (Law Enforcement Professional). McKee deployed in December of 2009 and won't return till around July 2010. I know it's only 7 months, and I'm thankful it's not longer, but it still sucks. We hadn't been together very long when he deployed, so we are still in the early stages of our relationship, but we knew the moment we met that we were going to spend the rest of our lives together.  He started calling me Mrs. mcKee in January :) I was told to go ahead and start planning our August 2011 wedding, and I was, but now all I can think about is when I will hear from him again. It's been almost three weeks since we had contact. We were able to e-mail almost every day, until he had to go out in the field. I have no idea when I may finally get a SAT call from him.

          I've never had to go through something like this before. It's starting to feel like I don't have a boyfriend, like maybe he is a figment of my imagination, although I know he is missing and loving me just as much as I am him. I know he is having a harder time over there than I am here, but I don't think people here realize what an emotional rollercoaster ride it is for those of us who are waiting to hear from the one's we love over there. I have sent several care packages, and to my knowledge he has gotten every one. Letters are a different story. I have written him a letter for each day he has been deployed, but unless I put them in one of his packages, he has yet to receive any. He, too, has written to me, and I haven't received any from him either. I though we were supposed to write them letters to keep morale up? How can that work if the mail isn't being delivered? I hope they work out whatever kinks there are in the delivery line so that he and I both can get what is rightfully ours: a life line to some aspect of normalcy.

           I pray every day that McKee, and those that are serving with him, will have a band of angels around them, protecting them from danger and keeping them safe from harm. I'm not as fortunate as some of you. I don't have a guarantee that I will be notified if something happens to him. All I have is his promise to come home to me, and the promise that if he can't, his friend will email me and let me know.

McKeesWifey McKeesWifey
31-35, F
3 Responses Feb 24, 2010

Thank you all for your encouragement and support. It's nice to know there are other chics out there who can totally understand where I'm coming from. Friday it will be exactly one month since I've had any contact with him. I'm just curious to know if anyone has heard from someone with 1/6 out of LeJeune....By the way, my name is Amanda :)

okay first take a dep breath its gunna be okay...my bf chris is currently doing his second back to back deploymnet girl i know the feeling well....you just gotta have faith, trust what he knows and pray like hell til you hear from him. last deployment sept 08- march 09 we delt with iraq i grew accustomed to IM-ing him and knowing if he was going out that night and he would call me first thing when he got back...he was also a machine gunner [[his real MOS is radio operator]] it was nothing like how i expected...at the time i didnt see how lucky i was..NOW chris and i are doing a 13 month deployment to afghan. we are 5 months in and lemme tell you i CANNOT WAIIIIT for nov when he gets to come home. hahaha but i feel like you sometimes when we go looooong periods without talking that hes a figment of my imagination.....i miss him so much it kills me physically bc i hurt...but its the life we live for the men we love. focus on you, work school, hobbies whatever....just stay busy. plan that wedding....and you know the moment he can he will get in contact with you. and as far as the letters...sweetie you just entered Marine Corps world there is NO normalcy anywhere to be found....chris got my letters b4 motomails he was getting my letters i sent in oct. when he left in jan so it is how it is i guess hahaha roll with it :)

okay first take a dep breath its gunna be okay...my bf chris is currently doing his second back to back deploymnet girl i know the feeling well....you just gotta have faith, trust what he knows and pray like hell til you hear from him. last deployment sept 08- march 09 we delt with iraq i grew accustomed to IM-ing him and knowing if he was going out that night and he would call me first thing when he got back...he was also a machine gunner [[his real MOS is radio operator]] it was nothing like how i expected...at the time i didnt see how lucky i was..NOW chris and i are doing a 13 month deployment to afghan. we are 5 months in and lemme tell you i CANNOT WAIIIIT for nov when he gets to come home. hahaha but i feel like you sometimes when we go looooong periods without talking that hes a figment of my imagination.....i miss him so much it kills me physically bc i hurt...but its the life we live for the men we love. focus on you, work school, hobbies whatever....just stay busy. plan that wedding....and you know the moment he can he will get in contact with you. and as far as the letters...sweetie you just entered Marine Corps world there is NO normalcy anywhere to be found....chris got my letters b4 motomails he was getting my letters i sent in oct. when he left in jan so it is how it is i guess hahaha roll with it :)