Tuesday, March 23, 2010

One year down.

One year ago today my husband, then fiance, left for boot camp on Parris Island. I couldn't even say goodbye to him because ironically I was here. All I could think about was how this was going to be. I had done a lot of research and talked to a lot of girls but I was no where prepared for what was up ahead. 3 months of hell is what a lot of girls like to call it. That is a pretty damn good description. I waited for his letters while writing him at least 1 letter a day. He was getting ripped down, thrown around, and built backup into the amazing man he is today.

June 19, 2009 was an extremely special day for us. It was my birthday and from what I hear the year you turn the age of your birthday is supposed to be your luckiest year. Well for me it was. I turned 19 and I watched my husband graduate from boot camp. It was the most amazing birthday present. All through boot camp I worried that I wouldn't get to see him because it is so easy for people to get dropped. But he constantly reassured me that he would never let me down and even if he got hurt he would push through to make sure he graduated on time. He is such an amazing man and sure enough I got my birthday present.

Everyone was telling me all through it that he would change and I would have to learn to deal with it. Well the only thing that changed was he was a little taller and loved me a hell of a lot more than either of us knew was possible. I am sure a lot of the girls who have gone through boot camp with their man knows what I am talking about. You appreciate them more, love them more, and know that nothing will ever tear you apart. It's like at that very moment when your bodies finally touch again after 3 months they form this unbreakable bond.

One year later, one wedding later, and we still feel the exact same way we did when he left for boot camp. Scared, anxious, excited and completely in love.

The man I hold hands with today isn't that recruit anymore. He is one of the finest marines I have ever come across (I'm not just being biased either). He has always been someone to respect and admire but now that he is well on his way to being a corporal in the marine corps there is more to admire.

Congratulations papa bear. I don't know how much longer we have in this crazy life but you know I will be right here every step of the way. I am so proud of you and honored to be your wife.



  1. So sweet!!!! I still remember the day I watched my boyfriend graduate boot camp 7 years ago. We've been married for 6 years now and two kids later and I still couldnt forget that amazing feeling! Congrats to you both!!!!

  2. Super cute entry! My fiancé has been in almost 3 years and is now on his second deployment... this time to Afghanistan. I met him after boot camp, and I always wish I'd gone through that with him! Looking forward to reading more.


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