"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.
My nephew: Uncle Brandon, what's 9/11?
My brother: It was a bad, bad day when some very mean people attacked America. They killed a bunch of people and hurt some others.
My nephew: *thoughtful face* Why did they hurt us?
My brother: I don't know, kiddo. They thought they had a good reason to, I guess.
My nephew: Did a lot of people die?
My brother: Yeah, buddy, they did.
Me: I don't know if we should be telling him this...
My nephew: But I thought Superman was supos'd to save everyone. Why didn't he save everyone? *starts crying*
Me & My brother: ....
Military relationships are the product of many tears born both in happiness and despair, nights alone wondering where he is, if he’s safe. It’s looking at pictures, knowing that’s the only way I can see his face, calling my voicemail to hear his voice, and not washing his clothes until they’ve lost his scent.
But it’s all worth it in the end, because I know I have one of the purest loves in the world because my Soldier truly knows the meaning of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, not only to the U.S. Army, but to me. And that makes everything worthwhile.