Tumblr - I need a favor. One of my Squad Leaders here in Afghanistan has made it to the final round of a contest for him and his fiancee to win a $100,000 dollar wedding in Maine. Everything (including their honeymoon) if they win would be paid for. In the military, we don’t make a lot of money. So this would be a dream come true for Nolan and Laura.
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I love reading your and Justin's blogs! My best friend was deployed in Iraq (not even close to what it's like in Afghanistan I know) but I never really had an idea of what things were like "over there." Reading Justin's blog really puts things in perspective and gives me a whole new appreciation for our servicemen and I love reading your blog because the way you describe your love is just so....wow! :-) Anywho, it lookis like we are going to be on the same cruise as you guys in September! Is this a honeymoon cruise for you guys? I don't have a blog on here yet but I do have one on blogspot. It's www.alanddanielle.blogspot.com.
Hi, thank you! Yes, our love is very real and amazing, we don’t exaggerate on here what so ever. Distance also makes the heart grow fonder:)
"I want you to know that I’m not weak just because of the control and social issues. I’m weak because we are so deeply in love and forced to be separated. I have never felt so connected to anybody in my entire life. I don’t just live for myself now, I live for you. And without you here, I’m so lost with no direction on what to do from day to day. I hate that you have become more of a voice over the phone to me, than a person. I need your physical body to feel love and warmth. My body is literally aching for your touch. This will all fade away though. Every hour that I’m closer to seeing you, it fades away. Once the sun starts shining every day, I know you will be on your way home to me soon. The dark, lonely days of winter are over. We will get through this, sweetheart. I know I need to be strong and happy for you so that is what I’m going to do. It’s mind over matter. It’s soul over body. It’s love over distance. I promise we will get our fairy tale lives after this deployment is over, then we will never have to be sad again… I love you.”
Hello, before anything , yes I may be only 16 but I am in love . The boy I love is going to basics in a couple months and he is turning 18 the day after he gets there . We have known each other since I was 12 and he was 14 . We have had our ups and downs , but we love each other . I may not know a lot about the military or anything but I know that it is going to be hard . I recently moved over 700 miles away from him and that was hard . We aren't going out but I he is going to live with me for a week before basics . Today I started crying out of nowhere when I was in the car with my mom and dad . They helped me calm down and told me the good parts of the military ( my dad was in the army so they went through this.) They told me it is going to be hard and we both should be on the same page before he leaves because he will need me to be there for him . He is signed up for 8 years . It is going to be hard for me . But I thank you for having this blog , it helped me a lot and will help me more. Thanks , I love it .
Hi doll… yes, 16 is very young but not young enough to experience true love. The first time I met Justin I was 17 and let me tell you—-I was in love. (We dated people for quite a few years after we met, then got engaged a month after seeing each other again) Sometimes that spark just never goes away. Now—on to the military subject, 8 years is a long time for you to put your life on hold for this boy. Military dating requires both people to be very mature, loyal and supportive. You need to have a serious discussion about your relationship status, do what’s right for both of you. My advice is to just be there for him because he is going through some hard times right now. Good luck!
i am in love with your blog. my boyfriend is leaving for basic soon, so reading everything you post makes me feel so much better. knowing that i'm not the only one who goes through this.
Thanks! You definitely aren’t the only one. Being an army wife/girlfriend is the hardest job in the military. You need to be strong for your man, even when it seems impossible. They need us more than you think! Good luck xo it’ll be worth it in the end.
I’m so lonely without you. I never thought I could go from such a high to such a low with my emotions in one day. The airport was such a blur in my mind. I didn’t want to acknowledge the fact that you were leaving my sight. When you did, it felt like my whole world was crashing down. I couldn’t make out signs or people’s faces because I was so dizzy with sadness. The airport terminal worker looked at me when I was walking past security and I looked at him to shake my head with swollen eyes filled with tears. I’m sure he wondered what was wrong with me for the rest of his day. I cried in the shower when I got home because I knew I was washing away the kisses you had left on my skin. I cried when I put my earrings in because it wasn’t you doing it for me, I cried when I went to bed last night because the only thing I had to hold was an army teddy bear named Justin. I want the real him. I guess you could say I really need my other half.This heartache won’t last forever, only a few more months. I promise that I will stay strong, loyal and faithful to you, as long as I can have you forever and always. I never want to lose you. I’ve become the person that I was meant to be on this earth since I met you. You are my destiny, Justin. I’m more than confident at the fact that I will make you the happiest man for the rest of your life. I love you more than you’ll ever know…