military girlfriend

You don’t know but I’m the girl that drags herself out of bed every morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home. I’m the girl who lies in bed longing for him to be lying next to me. I’m the girl who sits quietly in class because all I can think about is the next moment that he’ll be in my arms again. You don’t know, but I’m the girl with a million things to say, but none will come out without the thought of him. I’m the girl who checks my phone every five seconds just to make sure I haven’t missed his call. You tell me you know how I feel and that you understand what I’m going through; you have no idea. What you don’t realize is that I understand the true meaning of not only love, but of longing and anticipation. I am one of the girls who will make friends with complete strangers for only they can even begin to understand what I am going through. You don’t understand that I picture his face everywhere I go and that he is with me in everything I do. You tell me that you support the troops; I tell you, I’m in love with one.
—  Probably every military girlfriend/wife. 
What’s great about love letters are that someone writes how much they love you in a single sheet of paper that they wouldn’t say in person so then you can read over and over again just like falling in love with them over again without needing them to be there physically with you in your mind while reading this sheet of paper you can hear their voice reading it to you and its like a part of them will always be there with you because they expressed their true feelings for you in a letter
—  Arlene Madrid
I always hear people say ‘I’ll love you more and more everyday’ but what I rather hear is that ‘I will miss you more and more everyday’ because missing someone hurts far more than loving someone. And missing someone is far more difficult than loving someone. And if I only had one sentence I could say to you it would be ‘I’ll miss you more than the Sahara misses rain’ because when you miss someone you know something about them waters you, something about them makes you whole, something about them makes you, you.
—  A 60 day love letter
So I understand long distance is hard. It really is. But I don’t understand why people breakup because they “can’t handle the distance”. Personally I’d rather not see him for months with limited communication, than the rest of my life without him at all. Just saying.
I know exactly how you smell when you wake up. I know exactly how you create apostrophes around your mouth when you smile. I know the waves of sound that echo from your mouth when you laugh. I know that you rather be awake at night and sleep all day. I know what movies make you cry and I know what movies make you laugh. I know where the freckles are at on your chest and how you hate them. I know how smart you are but I know how much you disagree with that. I know how your eyes are so full of life and that every time I see them I’m constantly pulled in, I know I can’t resist them, and even if I could- I wouldn’t.
—  A 60 day love letter