It’s amazing to think that we’ve physically been apart almost 4 months now. It feels like yesterday I was wiping your tears away not wanting you to get in the taxi that would take you away from me. Here we are though, mere weeks away from being granted a temporary reprieve.
It’s safe to say that it’s been the thought of you that’s gotten me to this point. It’s the knowledge that you would be there waiting on the other end, with open arms and eager lips. That first embrace, that first kiss is the though that carries me to sleep at night, and waits my awakening in the morning.
It’s your picture on my wall that I kiss every day before going on mission that have given me the strength to do what I have to do to remain safe..so that when this is over you’re never without me again.
Thank you for being everything I’ve needed you to be, and more. I promise this will all be worth it.
In a few weeks, I hope to prove that to you…with the kiss we’ve been waiting 4 months for.
“I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. And I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect, I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and for me, that has always been enough.”—The Notebook (via ovariesbeforebrovaries)
I always thought my value was measured by what I had done in life. Being in bands, joining the military, deploying, graduating college , all that nonsense. Even when I had girlfriends, they never really had any meaning in my life. Like…they were there or whatever..but I wasn’t trying to accomplish anything with them..they were just..there. Characters in a book that are merely meant as filler. No real purpose to the plot.
Then I met you, and I realized that the book wasn’t about me whatsoever. I exist as a character in your story. I’ve been put on this planet to make you happy, to fulfill you lifes goals. And all the things I’ve done in my life are nothing more than backstory to make me who I am so as to better be the right man for you.
It takes love to make a man really understand his worth. And to realize that what we do in life only matters when we’re doing it for someone we love.