Married to a U.S. Army Soldier

Krystal - Tampa, Florida
Entered on May 6, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: love
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I believe in a relentless, ongoing, long distance relationship. I believe that being married to a U.S. Army soldier is in fact the least understood by the world, as well as having one of the higher divorce rates and yet it’s still the most amazing thing, which no one could ever fathom, unless of course, they too were married to a soldier.

I have found that when a love is devoted and willing it will last through the cold winters alone and go without food for 2 weeks. It will unselfishly die protecting its’ country without a second thought. No one cares more about making a relationship work than a soldier in the Army.

He understands the true meaning of life, for he has lived. He does everything he can to protect, serve and love all at the same time. He has no shame in what he does. He takes pride in his work and loves like no other. He is the epitome of a true gentleman, he honors his mother and respects his father and takes care of his life partner. He is loyal to his covenant with his wife and to God. He will not stand for disobedience and no one stands prouder than he does. He makes for a perfect husband and the distance doesn’t change a thing. To do this kind of love justice would mean to show the world how statistics don’t prove anything, how if you are truly in love, well then you know, love conquers everything.

My husband I may be the outcast of the statistics but we sure did prove that going months apart, spending every moment thinking of one another is possible. Love can overcome life’s greatest obstacles. Love, if it is real can withstand the cold winters alone, practically starve and die fighting yet it never ceases to give up the true battle. An Army man like mine will never give up on love, not for anyone or anything, not ever.