A happy post! Sometimes in or lives surprises can absolutely change our day. Today a surprise happen to start mine off in the best way possible! I woke up to my phone ringing. I answered it. And I hear " Hey baby!" One of the sweetest sounds on earth right now is my husbands voice at the other end of a phone line. It isnt something anyone would understand if you don't have to go through the pain of not being able tohear his voice whenever you want. When you cant pick up the phone and call him just to say hi or I love you. When you hang on every email because you never know when you will get the next one.When just hearing his voice is enough to bring you to tears becaus eyou havent heard it in so long, much less see his face besides in pictures. Because contrary to popular belief it isnt always possibly to chat via however, skype or whatever, because when floating in the middle of the ocean they tend to not be able to chat like that. So email is the only way I get to talk to the love of my life, and that is only when internet is up or they arent busy. So actually getting to hear his voice is the best gift I can get on any day because those gifts are few and very far between. But I will take them when I get them. And I cherish each and every one. I also want to share something that was shared with me to help people understand why we feel the way we do about our communication with our loved ones in the military because sometimes unless you are military you just dont understand.
Dear civilian girl,
You complain that your boyfriend has worked late all week and have barely seen him.
-I look forward to the two weeks a year we spend together.
You complain because he doesn't call you enough.
-My heart is thankful for the 15 second phone call I got last Tuesday in the middle of the night!
You whine to your friends about how much you miss him already because he is on a two day trip with his parents.
-I won't see him for another 10 months!
You don't feel like making love tonight because you are too tired.
-We will stay up all night because we don't know when it will be the last time.
Your boyfriend belongs to you.
-Mine belongs to the government.
Your boyfriend is training for his game next weekend.
-My boyfriend is trained to kill.
It's just not practical for you to drive an hour to see him every weekend during school.
-He spends $700 dollars on a plane ticket just to see me 2 days!
You hate hanging up the phone when talking to him.
-My heart breaks because I won't talk to him for another 10 days.
You complain that he doesn't take enough time out of his life for you.
-My man has to get up in the middle of the night to talk with me because of the time difference. He doesn't complain.
Your man is in a bad mood from not sleeping much this week.
-My man ran 10 miles this morning at 4 in the morning and has a full day of
work ahead of him. He's lucky if he gets a few hours of sleep!
Your boyfriend can call in sick when he is tired or not feeling well.
-My man works no matter what!
You don't trust him so you follow him places to see if he is telling the truth.
-I have no choice but to trust him and even then I trust him with my life.
You don't like him talking so sexually with his friends.
-My boyfriend has to chant it in drills.
You check your phone, see you missed a call from him, and decide to call him back when you aren't so busy.
-I see a missed a call and cry, because I don't know when he can call again.
You might save a cute voice message from him.
-I save them all b/c it helps me to remember what his voice sounds like.
Being apart for a month to you seems daunting.
-A month apart for me is a wish that can't come true.
You wouldn't change schools to be close to him.
-I have to move to another country to be with him.
You have every part of him memorized.
-I study pictures so I don't forget what he looks like.
You take your time together for granted.
Your cell phone bill was high this month from talking too much.
-He pays 20 cents a minute to call me… when he CAN call.
You love that fancy necklace he bought you
-I refuse to take his dog tags off, and not a day goes by that I don't have them on...
You say you miss him.
-Times that by 100.