You know you are a Military Girlfriend/Fiance/Wife when...
...you don't mind a phone call waking you up at 4 a.m.
...you tell people that ask that he's 'only' been gone a month.
...the smallest contact (short email) from your man makes your entire week!
...you cry over an email that says nothing more than hi and I miss you.
...you email everyone in your address book when you receive a one liner email from your MM!
...those recruitment commercials on TV make you cry because you are so proud!
...your sentences start containing more [acronyms] and numbers than actual words.
...you sleep in PT attire, cuddled up in a poncho liner, because it's the closest you can come to being with your MM.
...you're sitting at home and you realize that you haven't talked to your DB/F/H in over a month.
...you get super excited just knowing that your DB tried to call but wasn't able to get through.
...you decide to combine your patriotism and staying sane while he's deployed... I'm in the middle of redecorating my bathroom.. Red & white stripes with blue stars...
...the first ball you go to as a [girlfriend] your name tag says "Mrs". Is that a self fulfilling prophecy or what?!?
...you know your a military girlfriend when your favorite 'man' to see everyday is the MAILMAN (what a love/hate relationship that is).
...you know you are a military DG/DF/DW when you refer to everyone not in the militay or dating someone in the military as a Civilian, you can rattle off the time in perfect military time without having to think and finally you get excited when you can name the assault rifle correctly.
...you stop shaving above the knees.
...a 30 second phone call after no calls from him for 3.5 months leaves you full of joy and happiness, and "No news is good news" becomes your motto.
...the motto "no shore too distant " becomes your life.
...you could wait forever for your loved one to return home into your arms.
...you feel yourself growning more and more in love with your MM even while he's so far away.
...planning letters/ care packages and putting them in the mail is more exciting then going out for a night on the town with the girls.
...you don't mind tripping over combat boots left in the middle of the bedroom floor.
...while enjoying an evening alone together, your boyfriend shows you all the different ways he knows to kill or incapacitate a man, and then you casually continue cooking dinner as though it's perfectly normal, and you find yourself learning phrases in foreign languages from letters, and aren't surprised when you realize you know how to say, "Throw down your weapons and lay down on the ground!" in Arabic
...you hold off on seeing certain movies so you can see them with your MM when he comes home
...you want to roll your eyes when you hear someone say "i havent seen my boyfriend in a week!", you can be go from being happy, to sad, to lonely, to angry, to proud, and back to happy in a matter of less than an hour, and you sleep with the phone right next to you, just in case.
...if he's deployed you don't care how your hair looks nor care about wearing make-up, and the people at your work ask about your DB every day to see if you've heard from him.
...you start saying thing like "Wow that is a really nice box. Are you going to use that for anything?" to total strangers.
...you can give the rates for all the long distance calling cards on the market without hesitation.
...the sight of any other man in a uniform makes you miss your boyfriend MORE than it makes you drool, and you try to explain to civilians what your boyfriend does for a living, they give you a blank look because they don't understand a third of what you just said.
...you feel lucky for each second granted to the two of you.
...every new watch you buy had a two time zone feature.
...you'll spend a total of 42 hours roundtrip on a greyhound bus just to be able to see him for a total of 4 days.
...you are 3000 miles apart and you dont notice the time difference and talk until 5 am his time 2am your time on a school night, and phone kisses are just as good as the real ones if not better (ummmm real ones are always better)
...you realize you can forgive your bf for not calling you for a few weeks due to the fact he really had to work.
...you write ja
...you get used to your plans changing at the last minute and taking a trip to Germany for 4-days with a 7-day notice seems very normal, and going 3-6 months without seeing your DB seems like a drop in the bucket compared to other women you know and what you have been through before.
...you have seen the following movies more than 100 times: Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Heartbreak Ridge, The Right Stuff, Top Gun, and Apocolypse Now.
...you haven't heard from them in while you find yourself reading the old letters you have received is just something comforting to feel close in a way
...you don't bat an eyelash when he say's "Uh, Honey they changed when I'm supposed to return home, yet again (for the 18th millionth time)".
...You might be a military DG if...you find it romantic when your MM serenades you with cadences.
I LOVE THIS ONE:
you know you WERE a military girlfriend when you look at normal guys and think, "I can't go back to dating you guys. I've been militarized!"