I'm a military girlfriend.

alright to all the girls & guys out there that say military girlfriends are selfish for saying we are better then most girlfriend is not true. we are 99% of the time more loyal then regular girlfriends. we wait weeks, months, years for one kiss. but that kiss is worth years of waiting. that coming home hug is worth the wait. we wear his hoodie for comfort. we don’t know if he will come home alive. we will stay up late waiting for your call. we will go to sleep early every night & wake up late every morning but we still never feel like we got sleep. your boyfriend belongs to you. my boyfriend belongs to the military. you complain you haven’t seen him in a few hours. I go months on end without seeing him. you haven’t heard from him in a couple hours? I haven’t heard from him in weeks. you’ll get mad & ignore his call ? I would do anything for just 5 minutes to hear him. you take him for granted, I don’t. so the next time you call a military girlfriend selfish?? think about what I just said.

I am a usmc girlfriend

I complain about boots left in the living room but then I remember one day those boots will have to leave.

I hang the same pictures every three years but I do it on different walls.

I can open the pickle jar but I have him do it when he’s here.

I tear up when I see a blue star banner or a yellow ribbon around a tree but I know the pride that comes with them.

I cry for fallen soldiers I did not know and pray for wives I’ll never meet but they would do the same for me.

I’m not afraid of the night but I’m terrified of the darkness that steals into his dreams and causes him to wake in a sweat.

I may not know my zip code or which road leads to my house but I have the ultimate understanding of home.

I know chocolate doesn’t go in a care package but it doesn’t matter because candy bars aren’t what he’ll miss the most.

I’m not supposed to hold his hand or grab his butt in uniform but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to.

I don’t salute the flag like he does but I love it just as much.

I know the military alphabet but military time still slows me down.

I’m strong enough to send him to war but that doesn’t mean I want to.

I have no family here but I’m surrounded by”sisters” .

I look forward to long weekends but I know Memorial Day is much more than just the start of summer.

I don’t know the exact meaning of “oorah” but I know exactly when to use it.

I’m not a hero but I’m lucky enough to be in love with one.

I am an Usmc girlfriend but most importantly I am his girlfriend.

—  Military girlfriend

I am not trying to brag or anything but it takes a special woman to love a military man and not everyone can do it. So when you say things like, “you’re crazy for waiting and thinking it will work” I just smile because I know God didn’t choose you to love one of his soldiers for a reason. 

I am a Marine girlfriend. I hold no formal recognition with the powers that be. I am at the bottom of the chain. I hold no Military ID card; I am not dependent or a parent. The man I love may face unspeakable dangers, and I am at the mercy of this fact. I understand it and I accept it. No matter how long he is away, I have promised to be here for him upon his return. People may say I am insane for making such a commitment with no guarantees, but I hold on to our promises and have faith that he will come home safe to me. I know full well that my love for him fuels him in the worst of times. There is no ring on my finger to symbolize our commitment, though I love him no less for it. I hope every day that he will be able to call, because a simple 30 second phone call can bring the greatest spectrum of emotions, causing tears mixed with joy and pain to fall down a smiling cheek. My relationship is based on brief communications where “I love you” and “I’m okay” speak volumes and give me the strength to keep going. I take no moment with him for granted. I hold on to every touch, caress, kiss–every word. I have memorized the feel of his skin, his smell, the sound of his voice, and I play it over and over in my mind so that I will not forget. I cry myself to sleep some nights because missing him hurts so much. But I wake up the next morning, brush myself off, and start a new day thinking of him.

I am a Marine girlfriend. What are you?