Independence Day 2017

Tonight I found myself watching the fireworks next to someone I love dearly. As we watched them, I was reminded how amazing and lucky I am to have him in my life. Him, his wonderful family, and everything being with him entails.

Among those things, I was thinking about how in less than 20 days now, I will be waiting for him while he embarks on a journey he’s wanted to participate in for a long time. He will be headed off to boot camp, and to join the army. I cannot even begin to explain how much I am going to miss him while he is gone and away, but I also cannot even begin to explain how proud of him I am. For pursuing a dream of his, and for doing something others around him appreciate greatly. I know it is going to be a difficult thing to do, but when someone like him means so much, the distance is going to seem so little.

Sometimes, he can blow me away with how utterly amazing he is. But, all the time, he reminds me about how much he is worth it.

I understand that a military relationship is going to be very difficult, but I also believe it is going to fit into my lifestyle very well. Not only because when he is gone, I’ll be able to focus solely on school, but because when he is here I will be able to appreciate the time spent together more since it won’t be so taken for granted. Moving forward, it is going to be a scary and unpredictable thing to be a part of. But, if it wasn’t unpredictable then it wouldn’t stay so interesting either. I believe I am very lucky to be able to experience this adventure with someone like him.

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