Like many of you, I am an army girlfriend too. And I’m going through a lot with the one man I want to be with. It is hard to see him so unhappy, when his life is virtually in the hands of the army.
But there’s one thing I have to tell you. Don’t ever let them down, because you’re the strong ones in the relationship. Have hope in them; believe that what they decided to do (have they known what they were getting themselves into or not) makes sense; keep them tight and disregard the distance - they can feel your love no matter where they are. Because if you lose hope, there’s nothing that will keep their minds alive.
I have learnt that when He leaves, it’s not because He doesn’t love me; it’s because there’s power that he can’t say ‘no’ to. It’s probably the hardest part, to say goodbye, and wait, wait, and wait some more. He’s left and come back to me many times now. But I will always wait for Him. I will never lose hope that our love is what brings us together every time.
I don’t want to say it’s a matter of getting used to it. Because heart doesn’t know that. Heart wants closeness and love. But I know that He does it so that someday we can be together all the time. And there will be nothing that can prevent us from achieving our goal.
Remember one thing - your loved ones, especially those who just joined the army, won’t leave you just once… it won’t be over. It is an endless waiting process. But if you decided that your love is stronger, you will always see them again.