Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Welcome one and all!

Hello there. I'm guessing you probably just stumbled across this blog. If you're taking the time to actually read a bit I appreciate it! Well, if you haven't already figured it out, my name is KJ, and yes as shocking as it may sound (I know it doesn't, don't worry, I use sarcasm a lot) I am an Army girlfriend. I might add that I am not only an Army girlfriend but a very proud one in fact! My boyfriend - Sgt. as you will hear him refered to - is not only my night in shinning armor (actually, his armor is sort of a tan/green/brown color), he is also one of my best friends, my pillar of support and the strongest man I know. I could go on about him forever. He's been deployed since August now... I know it seems as though I'm starting this a bit late... but trust me, we're only 1/3 of the way through this deployment and I can catch y'all up to speed pretty quickly. A lot of people have asked me, how can you do that? My answer is pretty simple, because it's for him. It doesn't matter if dating someone who wasn't in the military (and certainly not deployed) would be easier, it wouldn't be Sgt. and it doesn't matter if he's eight thousand miles away or right by my side... there's still only one of him, so I'll wait as long as I need to. I have a favorite quote (ok I have tons, get used to it if you plan on coming back) that has sort of been a good reminder to me when things get rough and it goes like this:

"Despite what the critics say, distance is not for the fearful, it's for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time apart in exchange for a little time with the person they care about. It's for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough." - unknown

It's not always easy, but it's always worth it.


Lindsay aka Corn

Just playing a little catch-up on your blog. Everything I have read so far makes me want to get up and scream "Me too! Me too!" Thankfully he came home exactly one month ago, but now we are working our way through with a semi-long distance relationship. I say "semi" because 5 hours doesn't really seem that far away compared to Iraq!

Keep up the great posts! You are not alone!


Thanks! Glad to hear your man is home, congrats!