Trevor and I met when I was a Junior in high school. We instantly had a connection but remained simply friends well into my senior year. He left on a flight to Fort Hood Texas the day of my graduation. Being apart for even that little bit seemed to make us both realize how much we missed each other and we officially became a couple. Since then Trevor and I have talked just about every day of his deployment and I have fallen in love with the most wonderful man I couldn't have even dreamed of. Its a struggle though, to be so far from each other when all you want to do is be with them. We do the best we can though on both ends with matching puzzle piece necklaces with each others names and sending each other small things. Trevor's favorite are my letters which I always spray with my perfume. I've heard from more than one of his friends over there that he's known to be caught reading them over and over. He came home for his two week leave on December 24th. We spent every single day together and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect two weeks in my entire life. The cherry on top though... January 6th, he asked me to marry him. We now face the challenge of planning our wedding with him halfway around the world, but it's something that we're dealing with every day. Trevor is the strongest man I know, and with the help and backing of not only his best friend over there, Tim Sheaffer, but also his entire platoon, we are both going to get through this. Luckily for me though, I have Tim's wife as a friend and fellow army wife, along with the love and support of both Trevor's and my family. Each day we have is a gift and every moment we are able to video chat or just even talk on the phone is a blessing. He may be thousands of miles away, but I know he's always with me in my heart. We both support and love each other more than I ever though was possible with two people and I just keep counting down the days until he comes home. Until then, he has a jar I sent to him with bunches of quotes from me about love and strength. Each day, he takes one as a reminder of me always thinking about him and that we will face each of the days challenges together, no matter what. I love my fiance, for his strength, courage, wisdom and bravery as he takes every day and obstacle he is faced with head on. Both him, his company the 1484th), and the entire National Guard deserve all the honor and respect that we as U.S. citizens can give. These seemingly normal men and women are pulled from their friends & families to go and fight for us and our freedoms, something that takes more heart and bravery than many of us will ever know.
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