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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2005|12:47 am]
Army Wife Now
[I feel |lonelylonely]

Thank you calusa (for starting all this) and ninamarieh (from army_girlfriend community)

for this:

you know you are a military gf/fiance/wife, when...

you dont mind a phone call ever waking you in the middle of the night

the smallest email can make your entire week

you cry over an email that says nothing more than a hi or miss you

you tell EVERYONE when you hear from him

your sentances start containing more acronyms and numbers than words

you sleep in his PT attire

your favorite 'man' to see everyday is the mailman

you could wait forever and youve learned patience

you feel yourself growing more and more in love the longer he is gone

writing letters and sending packages is near as exciting as going out with the girls

you dont mind tripping over combat boots in the middle of the room

you hold off seeing certain movies so you can watch them with him when hes home

you roll your eyes when you hear someone else whine they havent seen their guy in a week

your mood can change at LIGHTNING speed

you are attached to the phone or computer

you start saying.. "wow thats a really nice box (to strangers), are you going to use that for anything?"

you can give the rates for all calling cards without hesitation

the sight of another man in uniform makes you miss your own MORE than it makes you drool

you love the confused look from civilians when you try to explain your hubbys MOS

your go by MOSUL time

you learn to LOVE phone kisses

you listen to his voicemails and re-read their poorly written letters over and over

we buy anything military/camo and we have a RIGHT to

save our good panties for when hes home

groom ourselves from tip to toe for their return but once you see them, none of that matters anymore...youre too happy just being with him

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(no subject) [Dec. 13th, 2005|12:47 am]
Army Wife Now
[I feel |thoughtfulinterested]

I stole this from ninamarieh and army_girlfriend

You think you know me, but you haven't the slightest clue.
I'm the girl standing behind you in line at the grocery store, eyeing the newest "Support Our Troops" magnet. The look on my face is complacent and my thoughts are thousands of miles away on some army base I've only heard of described over the phone.

I'm the young girl in the next car with the windows rolled up and the glassy visage only on the road ahead. The radio is set to one of the local country stations which is currently playing "Letters From Home." But you can't hear it because you're talking to a family member or a friend on your cell phone. You catch a glance at the Army sticker on the bumper of my car but you don't know that when the song reaches my dearest love it's almost dawn, I've been laying here all night long, wondering where you might be, my heart breaks a thousand times.

Im the girl who visits the Army wife/girlfriends website at odd hours of the night to find some kind of comfort for that lonesome feeling that has settled in the pit of my stomach. Im the woman who has fought an inner battle, trying to accept the path the man she loves has chosen. I'm the woman who will willingly sacrifice her family, her home to follow a man clear across the country. I'm the woman who never asked for this but deals with it without complaint.

Im the young woman who swells with pride every time she sees her Soldier standing tall in his dress greens. Im the one who spots an Army sticker, license plate, or flag and feels a connection with its owner, hoping that maybe she's not alone in this melancholy, sacrificial situation.

I am the young woman who tries her hardest to go about her everyday life. I am the young woman who tries to concentrate during her classes and do the job she gets paid to do. I am the young woman who hates sleeping alone. I am the young woman who closes her eyes and pretends that the man she loves is lying right there next to her, his arms wrapped around her. I am the young woman who tries not to miss him, who tries not to cry whenever she hears his name or even the mention of soldiers. I am the woman who is terrified that the love of my life was sent off to war, postponing our future.
I am many things:
A daughter
sister-in law
But most importantly the gf/fiance/wife of a United States Soldier

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Hi [Oct. 29th, 2005|02:13 pm]
Army Wife Now
[I feel |amusedamused]

Hey, this is Kay. I have this journal as friends only, so if you want to be able to read it just leave a comment.
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