I can’t believe it’s been a little over a month since my soldier came home from war. It’s crazy when you sit down and think about the big picture. We survived 366 days apart….he fought in a war in Afghanistan. Growing up as an ARMY brat and living in a country that has been at war for 11 years should make a girl pretty used to this…but I don’t think you ever get used to it.
I have always been a pretty independent person. I’ve been on my own since I was 20 and lived in 3 different states on my own. I was a firm believer that I didn’t need a man and just wanted to focus on my career. Since the deployment we have both been so co-dependent. LoL It’s completely out of character for us both, but we’re best friends who happen to be head over heels in love. God gave me everything I prayed for and so much more!
We’re having a blast with the wedding planning and are finally starting to get somewhere. It’s definitely a lot of work and coordination (not to mention, money!), but it will all be worth it when I walk down the aisle to my prince and we officially become one! We also have been out to the dirt bike track, gone to some GREAT NCSU football games with my family and just had fun time hanging out. Even running errands with that man makes me so relaxed and happy.
It’s funny…I actually heard 2 people say the other day that I annoyed them on facebook with my constant talking about “my fiance” or “my soldier”. Some people are just so miserable in their own marriages and it’s sad to see that their love isn’t as pure anymore. Everyone else we spend 5 minutes with talks of how cute we are. Random people stop us at football games to say how cute we are and how fun we are to watch. We went to karaoke the other night and were told that we were the “cutest couple ever” and we always look so in love and happy. I’m choosing to think those 2 people are just jealous. Surviving a deployment together and marrying the one God has for you is pretty amazing. I just laugh at people who say the “honeymoon” phase wears off. Not in my book it won’t and I will continue to ignore the negativity.
We are happier than we have ever been and my soldier is finally home! Planning our dream wedding and our future together is more than I could have ever dreamed and God writes amazing love stories. I pray that everyone is/can be this happy. “Every love story is beautiful…but ours is my favorite!”