Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meeting the Marine(s)

There is alot of ways to meet a Marine. For example, in person walking down the street you may cross one and never know it, online in a blog, chatroom, or any other kind of social networking environment, and of course that one guy you were friends with that wanted to enlist and did. Imagine all the possibilities of meeting a Marine, they are literally ENDLESS.

I personally never believed in meeting a guy online and falling in love with him. I was on stickam meeting new people around the world and country. I see this guy dressed like a civilian, but had a military haircut. *Curiousity kills the cat* I send him an IM ans simply said "Military?" He responded "Yeah Marines". Suddenly I see four guys crowd the camera, they turned out to be his room mates, James, Mullins and Wiskki. I continued to talk to Klein, after about a month of talking, he was granted to go home for RA. While he was home him and I lost contact, but I still proceded to talk to him roommates. I ws attracted to Mullins, him and I talk on a daily basis. The other guys would jump in and out. One of the Marines to me stood out a little, he was shy quite and country, I couldn't help but have a crush on him.

Soon, they all had my number to text me if they needed anything or just to chat. Mullins, seemed to be getting really attached to me and I was liking it. I sent him care packages and letters so he would feel a little closer to home. After talking for about a month he decided that he wanted to call me "his girl", I agreed to hold the title of his girlfriend. The room mates began to back off, and going back to doing their own little things.

Everything was going good between him and I, until one day noticed he was looking upset like he had just got some bad news. I was curious yet again, so I asked "why"? He showed me a picture of his baby-girl, but not just any baby-girl, HIS baby-girl. I was shocked about it that he didn't tell me about her, however; I accepted the fact he did have a kid, because at that point he claimed to not be in a relationship with the mom. The next day the truth really shined through when I could tell he was really mad, I asked what was bugging him. He told me he didn't want to tell me because it would make me not talk to him anymore and he didn't want that cause "he loved me". I finally got him to tell me, turned out that his baby-mama was actually his WIFE. She found out about me and was declaring to know what was going on.

Of course, I didn't want to talk to me. He told me they were getting a divorce and that he could continue to talk to me. I talked to him still, but only to find out it was nothing but drama. He was telling me not to talk to other guys and becoming really possesive. I never saw the logic of that with him staying married. He was putting me under alot of stress and tearing me apart. I was getting to the point of saying good-bye for good. I tried multiple times too. Things got easier as soon as James got to take a week of leave to come home.

James, I still had a crush on and I was glad to hear that he was coming home. Mullins was not happy about this and didn't want me to be around him. James just wanted to take me to the movies and hang out with him. I said I would even though Mullins did not approve. I hung out
him 6 out of the 7 days he was home. I gradually quit talking to Mullins. James was a really great guy. I got to meet his family and spend hours upon hours with him. I loved every minute of it, he was the guy I had been looking forward to meet for a long time. James and I had so much in common, we always had a story and a laugh to share with one another. I grew very attached to him the few days he was home. The last night he brought me home and he didn't want to leave. He asked my mom personally if he could stay the night with me, so he could say good-bye to me in the morning and she agreed.

We went to bed and time seemed to fly by. I woke up early that morning to get him up. My mom made breakfast for him, and I made breakfast for me. I laid in his arms on the couch after eating, I felt so safe and I didn't want him to leave. The time came for him to head to his house and go to the airport. He went and changed and I grabbed his iTouch and wrote a little note in his notes on it. I wanted to ride with him but we had family plans for easter. The farthest I got to go was to his truck. I told myself to stay strong and not cry, not only for me but for him too. I stayed strong and didn't cry. I Gave him a hug and a kiss. He let me keep his dogtags and insisted on me having his class ring, so I accepted it. Before he got in his truck to leave my house, he asked for me to be his girlfriend. I was in shock, because Mullins and I had agreed to not be a couple anymore and James was everything I was looking for, I glady accepted the title of a United States Marine Girlfriend. I just never realized everything that came along with it.

I have come to find out that there is ALOT of Marine girlfriends,wives, and fiances. That makes me feel better cause I now know I am not alone and can actually find support to help me through these difficult times.