Sunday, May 30, 2010

God Bless America~ Graphics

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend. If you get to be with your solider, well I'm jealous, enjoy it all you can! If not, remember....

Here's a few more I threw together today, obviously still learning, but it was fun all the same!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

More Military poems/sayings!

One of my Military Wife friends sent me a few poems and sayings this week! Just wanted to share! These would work for changing the word "wife" to girlfriend on any of them!

Military Wife Prayer

"Give me greatness of heart to see the difference between duty and his love for me. Give me understanding so that I may know, that when duty calls he must go. Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time when he's away. Give me the strength to carry on, when he's working late or must be gone. Give me wisdom to get me through, when I'm not sure what to do. And when he's in foreign lands, Lord, keep him safe in your hands!"

"It takes a STRONG woman to love a Military man!!"
I'm not the perfect army wife. The deployments sometimes get to me, and there are times when nothing seems to go right when he is gone. I think about how wonderful it would be to have my soldier home all the time. There are times when he is home I push him away so it doesn't hurt so bad when he leaves again. At night I cry cause i can no longer handle trying to stay strong. There are times when I feel like walking away from this life I built, but when I stop and think about it... I remember just how much I love my man and I am proud to be an army wife.
Military Love- The greatest love ever known of felt. The weight of this love we carry, some women can not grasp, while other women would die trying. We love our men just like you do.. but unlike you with our love we have to know pain, seperation and yes, even death. That's why we love harder, are stronger and proud to be the military wife.
Here's a GREAT one. But grab your kleenex!
I just watched my entire world walk away. My life is in thousands of pieces and I am not sure how to put it back together. I am lost. I am forced to live without you and I am not sure how. The nights pass and I wake up alone. The days go by and I wait for you to come home. I sometimes think that you will walk through the door. I wait for the phone and save every email. When I miss your phone calls, I lose it. I savor every second that I hear your voice on the other line. I try and hold it in so that you don’t know that I am losing it. I try to be your strength and be your support. I have to stay strong to make your job easier. I go through each day and see couples together. It makes me miss you even more for that used to be us. I try and hold it in so no one can see I am losing it. I miss your smile. I miss your gentle touch. I miss the way you could make even the worst day better. I miss your voice. I miss the way you held me. I miss the way you kissed me. I miss the way you look at me. I JUST MISS YOU!! As the days go on, this gets easier. My life seems to get back to normal after awhile. I have my days where I feel like life can’t go on until you are back in my arms. I wonder what you are thinking and where you are. What are you doing and are you thinking of me? Do you miss me the way I miss you? Are you keeping it together or falling apart? I count down the days until I get to see you again. Funny how a calendar can make you feel better. I think about the first time I get to see you. The first time I get to touch you, the first kiss, and the first hug. Those are the thoughts that keep me going!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

I won't cry today...

I won't cry today, even if I have to wake up alone after dreaming of your arms holding me tight all night long.

I won't cry today, even when the radio plays songs about soldiers being away from home, and I wonder if they are trying to rip my heart.

I won't cry today, even when nothing goes right and I need the kind of hug that only you can give me.

I won't cry today, when I'm invited to a wedding and have to RSVP one, because my date is thousands miles away and can't make it.

I won't cry today, when I am setting the table for one less person, knowing that it's going to be this way for a long while.

I won't cry today, when I crawl into my side of the bed and try to fall asleep without a kiss good-night and hearing you say "I love you".

I won't cry today, because I'm being strong.. strong for you and strong for us. I won't cry because I know you are doing great things, that not every man is willing to do. I won't cry today because I know this won't last forever. I won't cry today because I know that the pain is worth the laughter, and the lonely nights are worth our future together. But, if I do cry today, I know that the tears are worth the pride I feel in my heart knowing that I am lucky enough to love a hero.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In case you felt like crying today...

I found this on an Army Girlfriend message board... grab your tissues.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can't understand the meaning of the phrase "going to the field" and the weeks you spend away from each other.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can never imagine the hole in your heart when that phone call comes? "Honey, I am leaving tomorrow to go overseas. I don't know how long I will be gone or exactly where I am going, but I want you to know that I love you - always!"

If you're not in love with a soldier, you don't know what it's like to say that final good-bye. You don't know what it really means to be glued to the television. You don't understand fear and you can't possibly understand the sleepless nights of endless crying wondering if you will ever see the love of your life alive again.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can't know the immense joy, the uncontrollable smile, or the butterflies in your stomach when you see your soldier march into the family waiting area upon redeployment. You can't understand the self-control it takes to stand on the other side of the room as some higher-up gives a seemingly endless welcome home speech while all the soldiers stand in formation. You don't know what it's like to have that second first kiss
or what it's like to experience puppy love all over.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can't truly understand how to make every moment count because you never know when that phone call may come again.

If you're not in love with a soldier, you can never really understand how very delicate life is!

Army Girlfriend Quotes

Here are some of my favorites! Feel free to add your own!

You can keep your Ken, I've got a real life G.I. Joe!

There's strong, then there's Army strong.. then there's the strong you have to be to be an Army girlfriend.

My boyfriend is at war so yours doesn't have to be drafted.

Distance is not for the fearful, it's for the bold. It's for those that are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It's for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don't get to see it nearly enough.

If you think soldiers are tough, you should see their girls!

If you're dating a soldier, raise your glass.. if you're not, raise your standards!

I am part of the army, I am a military girlfriend. I laugh and cry all the time, this is my life. Most don't understand and their is no need to explain, I am just simply standing behind my man. Sure, he is countries away, but there is nothing I can do. If you loved a soldier, maybe you would understand too. Trusting that two soldiers won't knock at the door you lie on the couch, weeping some more.Waiting by the telephone, desiring his call, wishing it were behind you before the tears start to fall.

You ask me how I do it. I ask you, is there any other life worth it?

Sexually deprived for your freedom.

God chose the strongest women and made their match a soldier.

Some heroes wear capes, mine wears combat boots!

I'm an Army girlfriend, what's your superpower?

Who needs a knight in shining armor? I'll talk my solider in dirty camo.

My boyfriend is serving our country, so your's doesn't have to be drafted.

Be safe, sleep with a soldier!

I don't mind spending my days missing you... because that means at least I have you to miss.

Half of my heart is in Germany.

Army Girlfriend- Don't confuse your rank, with my authority.

I mess with government property.

So it's not going to be easy. It's going to be really hard. And we're going to have to work at this every day. But I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. -The Notebook

I may wear the glass slippers, but my hero wears the combat boots.

I don't mind spending my days missing you... because that means at least I have you to miss!

Half of my heart is in Germany.

Army Girlfriend- don't confuse your rank with my authority.

They look ordinary, they lace up just the same, but it's not the boots that matter, it's my soldier in the boots that means the world to me.

Real love is trading your pearls for his dog tags.

She who waits, also serves.

My soldier is better than your civillian.

The next time you look into a soldier's eyes think of the one by his side. the one left behind, the encouragment in his life, the women known as the military wife or girlfriend.

You give me a million reasons why I shouldn't do this... I'll give you one reason why I do. I love my soldier.

If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

Why do I do it? Because nights alone aren't permanent. Missing him reminds me that I'm lucky to have someone to miss because I am not afraid to make sacrifices for true love."

A soldier doesn't fight because he hates what is in front of him...A soldier fights because he loves what he left behind.

What I have with him is worth it. It is worth every lonely night, every tear I cry from missing him and the pain I feel from not having him close. It is worth it because he is my one and only. When I picture myself years from now, I see only him. No matter how painful distance can be, not having him in my life would be so much worse.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

You Might Be An Army Girlfriend If:

1. You never leave home, or even the room, without your phone. It's always with you whether you are eating, showering or sleeping, just in case it's him.

2. You always know the time in the country that he's stationed, or deployed to.

3. You see an American flag and you are suddenly overcome with pride.

4. Any song you hear about the military or just about missing the one you love makes you stop dead in your tracks and sing along with tears in your eyes.

5. You know the true meaning of hurry up and wait, and know not to get too excited about leave until your soldier is on his way home.

6. You know that your first hug and first kiss when he comes home is enough to make up for all the time spent apart.

7. You know how to do things on your own. You can take care of yourself for the time that he is gone, because it's what you have to do.

8. You see someone wearing camo and suddenly "hunter" isn't your first thought.

9. A ten minute phone call or an "I love you" text is all it takes to have you smiling for days.

10. You know that no matter how much it hurts when he leaves, it isn't easy for him either. But, this is his DUTY and you are HONORED to be able to kiss your soldier good-bye knowing that one day he'll come right back home to you.