"Tales of a military girlfriend"
I'm Vanessa. I've made this blog as a sort of outlet. I've found the only good way I can express myself is through words.
I'm just looking for a way to say what I have to say, and hope that in return it turns into something positive. I've spent the last few years on random travels but now have kind of settled and found the man of my dreams. =) My heart belongs to Alec. A soldier of the US Army, and he's everything I didn't know I wanted.
He’s coming home today. =) This is a queued message. I am literally on my way, to the airport RIGHT NOW!
Well, depending what time this gets published at! I have it set up 3-4.
But if you’re reading this and its 4 o’clock, then I’m standing at the gate, searching for his face in the crowd…
After 208 long days, he is home on leave. Ten days is all we get together. But I don’t even care at this point. All I know is that I can’t wait to kiss him, hug him, hold his hand, look at him and NOT have a computer screen separating us.
I can’t afford to hire someone to take pictures, and there’s not going to be anyone there except his dad, best friend, and me. And frankly, I don’t care anymore that we won’t have pictures. All that matters is that he’s mine and he’s home.
I can’t tell you if I’ll cry or not when I see him, but I probably will.
All I know for sure is that I’ve never felt so anxious about any other moment in my life besides this.
I’m writing this the day before and my mind is already racing, and it doesn’t feel real.
I know the moment I see his face though…it will be the most real experience in my whole life.
Anyways, I’ll update you all when I get home, probably late tonight or tomorrow.
Thank you to all the ladies and gents who have gotten me through the FIRST half of this deployment. I only hope and pray you all stick around for the second half.
and they’re just going to keep adding up till leave comes.
Then the count up will resume.
Till when, I do not know.
All I know is sometime next week,
I will have you in my arms again.
And it’s going to be the best feeling in the whole damn world.
..it’s been almost 7 months
Whenever I tell my friends he’s overseas they assumed Iraq and Afghanistan….no he’s not there. After Iraq. “Aren’t you worried about him in Afghanistan?”….hes not in Afghanistan. Like it’s some foreign concept that he be SOMEWHERE ELSE in the WHOLE world.
But the thing that bothers me the most is that other military wives/girlfriends/fiances jump to that conclusion. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to be intentionally rude or anything. It just kind of irks me that that’s the only place he could/should be is Afghanistan.
Well he’s not.
And when he comes home on leave its probably just going to be him and 2 other people on that plane ride back home. And when he comes home, whenever that may be, it won’t be some massive number or big homecoming like half of you guys have. When they left it was enough people to probably barely fill a school bus.
But I’m straying from my point, massively here. I know some of you guys are new to this but the ones who’ve been in the game for awhile I guess I just get shocked.
Do we forget that there’s troops all over the world?
I don’t know. This is just a pet peev of mine.
[Also ladies, stop posting homecoming dates. Even if you’re like me and its just him and four other guys coming home on a plane, don’t do it. Protect him and keep some of these from breathing down your necks. I’ve seen at least 3 dates today.]