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I’m so excited & proud!
Ellis was just named Marine of the Week for the second time! (That’s him in the chair.)
Can’t wait to have him home! So soon!

I’m so excited & proud!

Ellis was just named Marine of the Week for the second time! (That’s him in the chair.)

Can’t wait to have him home! So soon!

I never thought I would be able to be happy in a relationship separated by 6,000 miles, especially not for 8 long months. I also never thought I could fall in love with someone over emails & Skype dates.
Then Ellis showed up… & everything changed.

I never thought I would be able to be happy in a relationship separated by 6,000 miles, especially not for 8 long months. I also never thought I could fall in love with someone over emails & Skype dates.

Then Ellis showed up… & everything changed.

I’m 19. I just completed the most important body of work in my life & accomplished something I never thought I would. I had an amazing night out with my friends. I’m happier than I’ve ever been.

But I’m spending my day in bed with tears in my eyes because he’s not here to celebrate with me. I can’t call him, text him, or talk to him on Facebook. I’ve heard his voice once since he left two months ago. I write emails with no idea when I’ll get a reply, and when I do, sometimes it’s only a few sentences.

I am proud to be a Marine’s girlfriend. I am proud to wait, some days more patiently than others, for him to come home. I am proud to spend more money on presents & candy for care packages than I do on myself. 

But I miss you, Ellis. Though I have so much to celebrate & be happy about, there is always something missing. You.

Proud Marine girlfriend.

Proud Marine girlfriend.

I got to talk to Ellis on the phone today for the first time since he deployed!

It’s like he just knows when I really need to hear from him. We got to talk for about 12 minutes before his calling card ran out, but that 12 minutes made up for almost two months of missing him. I was so excited that I forgot everything I wanted to say!

I can’t even begin to describe the feeling of finally hearing his voice again. May I never take this man for granted. <3

Bye-bye icky roots! I am totally platinum once again!
Reppin&#8217; for my handsome man while I&#8217;m at it ;)

Bye-bye icky roots! I am totally platinum once again!

Reppin’ for my handsome man while I’m at it ;)

I knew immediately that it was Ellis.

I hate that I don’t get cell service at my parents house. I’m upset that I missed his first phone call, but so thankful for voicemail. Thankful that at least I know he was thinking of me & missing me as much as I am thinking of & missing him. Thankful that he sounded happy & healthy. Thankful to have this man in my life.

From The Day He Deployed.

He had called twice that morning. I missed the first call. I was getting my morning coffee and had put my phone in my jacket pocket for just a minute, silly me leaving it on silent.

I talked to him later that morning and we said our “see you soons” and I cried and he comforted.

I’m glad I missed that first call. Now I have his voice with me every day, at the press of a button. I love that sound. His sound.

(As it turns out, he managed to call once more the next morning before leaving port. I could tell he was smiling on the other end of the line, and the grin on my face was impossible to hide. That’s when I realized how much he was worth all the waiting and all the tears. Pinky promise.)

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