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You don't know, but I'm the girl who cries every morning, and hopes every night for his
safe return.
I'm the girl who drags herself out of bed every single morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home.
I'm the girl who lies in bed longing for him to be lying next to me.
I'm the girl who sits quietly during class because all I can think about is that next moment when he will safely be in my arms again.
You don't know, but I'm the girl with a million things to say, but not one will come out without the thought of him.
I'm the girl who checks my cell phone every five seconds just to make sure I haven't missed his call.
I'm the girl who stops and stares and wishes for him to return soon each and every time another man in uniform walks by.

What you don't know is, that I know love on an entirely different level from most.
I know the love that spans time and space;
that love that most people are constantly searching for.
I'm one of the girls who waits months for a single kiss;
a kiss that will make the months apart worth every second.
A kiss where everything in the world stops and for what seems like eternity,
you can see into that person's soul and know that without them, life is not worth living.

You tell me, I'm too young to be "so in love";
I know that love has no age limit.
You tell me I don't even understand what love is, I tell you, I know more love in one homecoming, than most know in a lifetime.
You don't know that every time he leaves part of me goes with him and part of him stays with me.

You tell me that people change and I tell you, true love with always remain constant and steady.
You tell me, I'm too young to be married, I tell you I'm too in love to not be.
You tell me you know how I feel and that you understand what I'm going through;
you have no idea.

What you don't realize is that I understand the true meaning of not only love, but of longing and anticipation.
You don't see, but I'm one of the few who gets goose bumps as my heart fills with pride every time the National Anthem is played.
I'm one of the girls who will stand tall and stay strong on the outside, but be dying on the inside.
I am one of the girls who will make friends with complete strangers
for only they can even begin to understand what I am going through.

You don't understand that I picture his face everywhere I go and that he is with me in everything I do.
You think I don't cry anymore, that I have gotten over it,
but what you don't know is that I just hide it better.
You don't know the feeling the first time you hear the word deployment or the feeling of his hands as it slides out of yours for what could be the last time.
You don't know what that last hug or kiss means and how important that single goodbye truly is.
I'm the girl you see standing alone in the corner of the airport watching quietly out the window with tears rolling down my cheeks.
I'm the girl you see walking by with a disheartened face staring silently at the ground.

What you don't know, is that I know true love and that no matter what obstacles we have to face,
our love will live forever,
that only we know.

You tell me that you support the troops;
I tell you, I'm in love with one.
I'm one of the silent, but outgoing; weak, but strong; scared, but grateful.
What you don't see is that without me, he is nothing and without him, I am nothing.
I'm one of those girls; the girl who stands tall behind her Soldier,
stands proud behind her Hero, stands strong behind her man,
watching silently as he serves and defends OUR country. ???
 

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uplandk9 said:
thats really nice Ed, your daughter is a great writer.

God bless her and her hero.
I don't know if she actually wrote it or not.
She sent it to me and it sure sounds like her.
I visited her last weekend in upstate New York where her husband is stationed at Ft. Drum.
He's actually at Ft. Campbell right now for some further training.
Ft. Campbell is the home of the 101st Airborne and they have air assault training there.

Sounds like you're right fishead, she already says that they have to wear big girl panties because of all the s$%^ they have to put up with.
I tell ya what though, she is definitely proud to be an army wife.
She does things I never thought of, like scrubbing the mud out of his uniform (forget what they call them) because they were training in mud that morning and he needs them clean for the next day. :-?
 

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101st airborne?Thats hard core!Give them both my thanks,Ed :)2
 

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Ed there called BDU's basic daily uniform. They look nothing like the ones from days gone by. By the way I still have some ol tiger stripes, I don't think they'll fit anymore.
 

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I guess they call them ACU's - Army Combat Uniforms
 

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Saying thank you to her for that deeply soul searching writing. It states in a nutshell an understanding of true love is being the best that you can be in order to support someone you love in being the best that they can be.
 

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God bless 'em both. THEY are our, brave, loving, devoted,and honorable future! They are what will always make this the greatest country in the world.
 

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Ed said:
I guess they call them ACU's - Army Combat Uniforms
Yea, the "digital camo" is the new ACU. Gone are the days of the different BDU's, woodland camo, desert camo, the white snow camo... This is the uniform worn by the Army in every duty station.



Sorry for the thread hijack.

Awesome piece by your daughter Ed. I'm debating showing it to my girlfriend before I leave for Basic. She'd love it, but I don't wanna see her cry.
 

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Where are you doing basic and when do you leave?
 

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Hi, this is Ed's daughter. I didn't write the piece above, but I wouldn't change anything if I did. When I read it I felt like whoever did write it was reading the thoughts in my mind.

I wanted to thank all of you so much for your support. That is all that our troops need. They do so much that many people don't even realize. You guys are great for the support you give!! So thank you so much for all the posts! :)

Amber

Thanks for posting it too Dad, Love you.
 

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Hiya Amber, be cvareful in all that snow.
Say hi to Jimmy when talk to him next.
 
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