I saw this on military.com today and thought it was fitting to post here... What is it to love a Soldier? It's being alone for months on end, living for that one moment, that one kiss when you see each other again. It's putting on a brave face, and pretending nothing is wrong in public while secretly wanting to die inside. It's waiting for the mail everyday, praying for a letter, or becoming attached to the phone hoping he'll call. It's praying that he will be ok, he'll return home safe. It's finally realizing what it's like to have real love; true, pure love. It's no fairytale by any means. Military relationships are the product of many tears born both in happiness and despair, nights alone wondering where he is, if he's safe. It's looking at pictures, knowing that's the only way you can see his face, calling your voicemail to hear his voice, and not washing his clothes until they've lost his scent. But it's all worth it in the end, because you know you have one of the purest loves in the world because your Soldier truly knows the meaning of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, not only to the military, but to you. And that makes everything worthwhile.