I've always loved men in uniform but never knew how much until a couple months ago. A guy had asked me out to lunch that I met and at the time, he didn't have on his uniform but I knew he was in the army. He was from the South but was working at a base in my hometown. I didn't really think we were a match at first, and that first time he asked, I said I had an appointment and couldn't make lunch.
Well, we exchanged email addresses and even though we didn't go to lunch that first time, he continued to write me emails every day and I would answer. We would talk about all kinds of things, life in general and he would send me what he called "Sitreps",..in the army these are "Situation Reports", only his were about what he was doing and him asking me about my day, etc. Well, the longer I exchanged emails with him, the more I was intrigued. I decided maybe we should meet for lunch,..besides he wasn't going to be here but a few more weeks and I felt I wanted to get to know him better.
As it turns out, we met for lunch and he had some army business to take care of before we met, so he had to come in his "working uniform", which meant his cammies and army boots. Wow, was I ever floored as he walked toward me in that outfit. I couldn't have been more proud to be seen with him. He was Special Forces Airborne and a Master Sergeant.
We had lunch, it was wonderful, then we walked down by the river and sat and talked, watching the boats go by. We saw each other as much as possible after that, going to lunch, dinner, drinks, even shopping. When we weren't together, we would talk on the phone for hours. He made me laugh and I loved his subtle, southern Texas accent.., always opened the car door for me, never pushy or expecting something in return, always a gentleman. When he kissed me, it was like I was transported on a cloud and floating or something,...to make a long story short,.. I fell in love,..and still carrying a torch for this man.
Oh, yeah,...he had to go back to Texas and it's breaking my heart,......it's been a little over a month now,..and I've talked to him a few times but I don't think the long distance thing is gonna work. I just find myself comparing every man I see or talk to to him,...and no one seems to measure up.....I keep hoping some miracle will happen and he'll have to come back here.....