Things got in the way, and we both dated other people and went on with our lives for 4 years, though we always remained friends. I told him about the dream, we began talking on a regular basis, and soon after, we started dating. It’s been almost a year since then, and he’s been deployed in Iraq for the past 9 months, but I don’t regret my decision, and I wouldn’t have my life any other way.
In the Spring of ’08, he joined the Army and went off to Ft Knox for basic training soon after. Everyone thought I was crazy for committing to someone who would be stationed halfway across the country, but he and I knew it was right. Sure, there are days that I’d rather not get out of bed, when I’m lonely and all I want to do is cry.
And if that’s what it takes to be with my soldier, then throw anything you want at me – I’ll get through. I hope this helped out or gave hope or comfort to those of you who are also dating a soldier and/or are in a similar situation to mine.
I know it gets rough, and sometimes, all we need to know is that we’re not alone, that someone else understands and is doing it too.
I started dating my boyfriend when I was 15 he was 17. I was supportive, but I didn’t really know what I was in for either.
I could say that after that, the rest is history and we lived happily ever after from that moment on, but that would be lying. A few nights after he’d returned home from Basic Training, I had a dream that he’d come home where I ran up to him, surprised and ecstatic that he was back.
The day he left was so hard for me, and him as well. I’m 20 years old, and I’m the very proud girlfriend of a U. I was sitting in the den, watching everyone play video games while my soldier was on his computer listening to music next to me. I looked over at him, and we both broke out singing.
He was infantry and trained a lot but he made time to call me every night when he wasn’t in the field. We remained in love and missed each other very much. We are very excited, and interested to literally walk in each others shoes. January 11 2010 will be our five year anniversary and after everything I wouldn’t change a thing. As cliche as it sounds, it was then that we fell in love with each other.
I wanted to be supportive but at the same time, I was still in high school, it was a really rough piece of news to receive.
Eventually I decided that id stay with him, I went to his graduation, it was so nice to see him again. We spent a few weeks of leave together, and off he went to Germany. He and I always joke that our story would make such a good movie =] I met my soldier 5 years ago while hanging out with his older brother – my best friend at the time.
We’ve all got to stick together and support each other in any way we can!!