i've just recently become an army girlfriend...he leaves for training in less than two weeks now. he'll be home in october & december for a short time, then shipped off to afghanistan in february for his second deployment for a year. it's funny because i've been following you for months before i even knew i would be in this situation...i can't even imagine not wasting my days with him anymore. how do you get through the months?
Make every moment count with him. Have as much fun as possible and take lots and lots of pictures (you’ll want each and every one of them). When he leaves, keep yourself very busy, this is KEY. Use the time he’s away to better yourself. For example, I finished my college degree and tried to perfect my body by working out. Keep your friends close. Go out with them as much as you can. You’ll never be able to have girl time like you will during a deployment so enjoy it. You’ll miss him and at times it will be really really hard, but just remember that you need to be strong for him. Also, set small goals. Never look at the whole picture because you’ll drown yourself in your thoughts of him being gone from you for a whole year. Don’t think about the end, just think about the next time you’ll be able to look him in the eyes and kiss him.
Trust me, if you love him, it’ll be worth it. A year is long but in the grand scheme of things, it’s nothing.
for the day that I can jump into your arms and have you say to me “we did it” with the biggest smile on your face. Teary kisses, emotional hugs and the heaviest weight being lifted off of our shoulders. This is what I’ve lived for the past year. I’ve dreamt about our reunion every day, every hour, every minute and every night. I’ve cried myself to sleep with unforgiving amounts of depression and separation anxiety in my body. I sit and wonder what life will be like knowing that you aren’t ever going to have to leave me again. We won’t have to hold each other close, afraid of the minutes being lost before our eyes. This is it, we have forever together. This is our life now.