So far.

Martin's done with all his paper work, done with MEPS, he got his job and his leave date. Took a few months to get everything done but after meeting some of the other new recruits, a few months beats waiting (and still waiting) a few years. His recruiter's three years is up so we have to meet the new one. She seems nice, but its just easier to talk to the original recruiter since she already knows everything that's going on, you know?

So yes, Martin has his job and I'm happy he finally does. It was a job he didnt want and made clear he didnt want it but with his test scores, they placed him there anyway. It isnt a bad job, he just thinks he'll find it boring. This is the military, not the civilian life anymore. You cant just pick and chose. Where they place you is where you're going to be. I actually think his job title is going to be exciting. But that's just me.

We're not getting married yet, I know a lot of people were telling me that it would be easier if we got married before he left so that the processing can be done while he's at Basic and Tech School and we wont have to wait a who knows how many months after he leaves Tech. But I dont want this to be rushed. All of this is already frustrating and awkward as it is. I want something to be normal. Him asking my parents for permission, a real engagement and the joy of getting to plan my wedding. Even though I plan for it to be in December which is still much too soon, but as far away from now as I can get it. We've been together for five years whats the big deal. You dont get your first wedding back and I dont want ours to just be rushed to not be special. Getting married is a big deal for me, especially since I dont believe in marriage. But like he said, its just something else we have to do to stay together. I'm kinda like Ben in He's Just Not That Into You "you know, we're together. We're committed, we're happy. Why do we have to ruin it by getting married?" kinda deal. With very good reason that does not belong in this blog lol.

Moving on. This is the first time in five years we'll be apart for more than just a weekend. Not hearing from him for the first six weeks of Basic is not something I'm looking forward, considering he's the only person I ever talk to or hang out. I'm going to miss him so much. And I know he'll miss me just as much, I hope he'll be alright out there. I'm sure he'll LOVE Basic. He's big on working out 24/7. I'm sure he'll hate Tech School. I'm sure he'll do fine. He's worried about the physical requirements since he's a bit out of shape but it doesnt take much for him to get back in shape, he'll be fine. I wish he didnt have to leave, but I'm thankful he's doing this to improve our lives. It's very sweet of him. Sweet isnt the word I'm looking for but I'm suffering from an insanely painful stomach ache so it'll have to do for now!

I love how caring he is to me. He's determined to get me eye surgery (my eye sight gets worse and worse every year and he's afraid I'll go blind) and getting my back fixed. I love how his priorities are taking care of me. But I wish he'd take time to wonder about himself too. He needs to get his wisdom teeth taken out, he needs braces, etc etc. Mostly the wisdom teeth since they're starting to cut through his gums again. But I guess thats our jobs right? He worries about me and I worry about him.


Q, La, and Gooner September 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

Six weeks without hearing from your man is a LONG time! Hopefully the time will fly by. I really like the look of your blog!


foolishxlady A blog about my experience as a military girlfriend. My boyfriend of 5 1/2 years recently decided to join the United States Air Force. I have a more private journal about this (since I dont want to violate OPSEC) here.

This was originally suppose to be a blog about my experience as a military girlfriend & fiancée. But two weeks before my finance's BMT graduation, he was discharged for medical reasons. So, yeah, that sucks! But he still has the option to re-enlist after two years. They want to make sure he's fully recovered before coming back.

This blog, however will still be where I write about being a newlywed. We got married on December 28th, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV!

With that said, we're not married and since the military thing didnt work out, we're still on a struggle as to what we're going to do from here on out. So if you're interested in hearing about peoples struggles, you've came to the right place!