Navy girlfriend

I often wonder what I got myself into when I started dating a guy in the military. But then I realize that it’s harder to wonder what my life would be like if I hadn’t met that man. Loving a man in the military isn’t easy; quite frankly, it’s the hardest thing I think I have ever done. It demands so much more than a “regular” relationship and it can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining on both parts. Despite the struggles and obstacles, I know that there’s no other way I want to dedicate my time to and there’s no other person I would be willing to devote my love to. At the end of the day, I know that through the distance and the pain, there’s love that overcomes it all and I am so proud to call him mine.

Always tell him what’s on your mind, don’t hold back. Tell him you miss him, tell him you love him, tell him you crave his touch. Even if you just tell him that you are thinking about him, you will make him smile. You are what keeps him going at the end of the day. You are the reason he’s pushing forward. You are the reason he ticks off days on the calendar. He loves you. You love him. Tell him every chance you get.

In a quote I once read, “If you miss someone, you are lucky. It means you have someone special in your life, someone worth missing. ” You are worth missing, my love.

I miss waking up to your texts and having some of it before I go to sleep. Like a dose I have to take, like a drug that’s perfectly made. Your words are priceless.

I miss how your voice electrifies my being. Never have I been intoxicated as much until I heard you call me beautiful. It was brief, but in that very moment, I wanted to kiss you while everything is kept at bay.

I miss your face. Every inch of it warms my heart. There is a distance in between that I know of. But your face, and your entirety feels like home from afar.

—  erikaralainejusa