Is Their a Heaven?

7/24/10

32 Signs that shows your missing your Marine

1. You wear old sweatpants and sweatshirts to bed.


2. You can watch whatever you want on TV without arguing with him first

3. You get up in the middle of the night to check your e-mail.

4. You sleep with your cell phone incase he calls in the middle of the night.


5. You love watching cute love movies because it reminds you of all the cute things he does when he's home.


6. You haven't shaved your legs in weeks.


7. The mailman knows you because you are always out waiting for him to come.


8. You start paying close attention in class when the words "military" or "iraq" are mentioned.


9. You suddenly have an obsession with anything military related.


10. You see someone wearing an army, navy, or usmc shirt and you get this overwhelming urge to talk to them.


11. You make friends with strangers online just because they are in the same situation as you and are the only ones that can truly understand what you are going through.


12. You can't decide what to wear when you meet him at the airport because his flight comes in at a ridiculous hour in the morning and you want to look cute, but not too cute, because your cutest outfit you want to save for your first full day together.


13. Your first Christmas together is... apart.


14. You find yourself checking your e-mail every fifteen minutes.


15. You know all the time differences between where you are and Iraq, Ireland, Kuwait, Italy, Germany, Korea, and every state in the U.S.


16. The highlight of your day is getting a letter that was mailed a month ago.


17. And if you don't get a letter, the highlight of your day is writing him a letter that you know he will be able to read in a month.


18. You realize that HOMECOMING is so much more than a football game.


19. You want to hit any happy couple you see together


20. You get excited about "unknown" phone numbers calling you.


21. You've exhausted every idea a brain could have of what to put in a box.


22. You see a "support our troops" sticker on a car when you are stuck in traffic and you find yourself guessing about who they know that is deployed and thinking about their entire life story.

23. When the clock says 11:11, you find yourself wishing for the same thing every time: a call from your soldier.


24. You get excited when its only 5 months until you see your Soldier instead of 7!


25. You can't stand girls that talk about missing their boyfriends who live a few hours away. You just want to yell "drive and go see them them" because if you had the chance, you would jump on the first plane to go see your soldier no matter how far it is.


26. You don't know what teams are on top for football, basketball, etc.


27. You wouldn't dream of walking out of the house without the cell phone and every number you have is forwarded to that cell.


28. You find yourself randomly crying from just looking at a picture of the two of you together.


29. You find yourself randomly crying and you sometimes have no idea why.


30. You stay on the internet for hours searching for anything and everything about the military.


31. You talk to your friends about him so much that they know his full name, birthday and even his favorite color.


32. You find yourself speaking in acronyms (that no one other than you and he would understand).


33. You are reading this and smiling and nodding because you know it's so true

7/18/10

U S Marine Corp. Girlfriend Guidebook

1. Don’t count on anything!



2. Don’t listen to ANYONE on the outside. All you will get is negative remarks, which will make things harder for you to deal with.


3.When he becomes stubborn and a royal pain in the butt, just remind yourself he’s probably had a bad day, and being away from you is hard on him too. So just let him rant and don’t take it personal.


4. When you’re down, treat yourself.


5. Learn how to listen if you don’t know how! He will need you, you will be the one he comes to when he needs to complain, but don’t complain back…that is what the USMC Girlfriends/FiancĂ©es/ Wife’s are for! This is a hard time for our men and they NEED us much more than sometimes they think they do!


6. Love your Marine, be truthful, and reassure him, even if he is deployed he’ll have someone to come back too!


7. He will try to pull away at some point. Whether directly telling you to move on, not wait for him or just becomingdistant. It’s a way they try of dealing, stick with him cause he really does want (and need) you there.


8. When he is away for a long time, or even just a couple hours away, write a lot of letters! Communication is key to a relationship.


9. Some of his friends will probably be morons – expect this.

10.You aren’t the only woman in his life (his mom misses and loves him too!) so make sure she is updated on what is going on with him.


11. He needs to feel important so don’t hold back on the compliments – remind him how proud you are of what he does.


12. Chances are they won’t call when they say they will (that especially applies for deployed!)


13. Don’t buy that nonrefundable airplane ticket too early.


14. When eating with a Marine you either finish your “chow” in 15 minutes or less or be stared at until you are finished.

15. Never take one single minute with them for granted. Live each day with them like it’s the last one you’ll have for a while, because with the Marine Corps, it just might be!


16. Take lots of pictures, so you can remember what each other looks like!


17. Don’t even TRY to compare your Marine to ordinary men. You can no longer complain about broken plans, that phone call you were supposed to get but didn’t, missed birthdays and anniversaries, his snoring (hey, at least he’s sleeping BESIDE you), spending more time with “the boys” than you,etc., etc., etc…


18. Always look on the bright side of things. How many of your gal-pals get their first encounter, first date, first kiss from their men over and over again??


19. Gotta be able to keep up with your man! We give our Marines a whole new meaning of PT


20. Even if he says he will, he probably won’t. Maybe really means probably not OR probably not when he said he would (example: “I might be able to call you tomorrow” but he can’t find the time to call until a week later or “I might be able to come home next month for a week”…that might turn into 2 weeks)


21. Being a Marine’s girlfriend/fiancĂ©e is the toughest job in the corps. You have to deal with stress similar to the wives, without the promise of forever or the benefits and support they get.


22. We find ourselves using military lingo. “I’m gonna go get my room squared away”, “It’s chow time”, or using military time.


23. Patience is the biggest key to making the relationship work…you have to wait a lot but in the end, waiting is what made it all worthwhile!


24. Always remember…Semper Fi!

some Quotes for a Marines Girlfriend

--I'd rather be kissing than missing my marine

--This bed is lonely without you here, missing my marine.

--Half of my heart is in ______

--The marines my have my boyfriend, but I have his heart.

--It may say US Marines over his heart, but it belongs to me.

--No matter how many pillows I pile the bed with, it's so empty without him. Missing my deployed Marine.

--A Marine's girl fights her hardest battle when she kisses her marine goodbye.

--Missing you gets easier everyday, because it brings me one day closer to being with you again.

--I'm the girl who worries everyday your away. I'm the girl who will stand by you through everything. The girl who is proud to say you are mine. The girl who loves you with my whole heart. I miss and love my marine. Come home soon.

--I sleep alone so you don't have to. Proud Marine Girl missing my marine.

--Just because he's deployed doesn't mean I'm single.

--True love knows no distance. Loving & Missing my marine.