- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
I’m new to this whole thing, but came across this website while trying to find pictures of a real person in the wedding gown I bought. I thought, hey why not! I’ll give this a shot and maybe find some comfort with people who understand a little of what I’m going through.
To start from the beginning, I moved from my hometown to Seattle (where I’ve wanted to live my whole life) and was waiting with baited breath for my boyfriend to come home from pilot school in the south (he’s flys CH-47’s in the Army, and I’m so proud!!). I’d only been here a month without him but it was tough. 1st time away from home, no friends, job thats kicking my butt…etc. He got here and it’s been amazing! Got engaged on my birthday in April and have had so much fun talking about the wedding and the rest of our lives. He’s been having a hard time finding a job (he’s a reservist) and the opportunity came up for him to get deployed. We decided it would be the best thing for us. At least this way he can come home with some flight hours and have a better chance at getting a job. Then came the news that he would leave at the end of Sept AND he has to go to Kansas for 2 months before deployement for RL progession…long story short…I’m alone, sad, hate my job alot of days, and need support.
We do get a month together in sept, and have planned a weddingmoon at a sandals resort in Jamaica. We realized if something happens to him, a fiance doesn’t hold much weight in the military’s eyes and I’ll be left with no rights to his body. Horrible things to have to think about, but it is what it is. Plus some good quality time together on a beach? YES PLEASE!! 🙂 Still doing a BIG wedding after he gets home that will be a dream for both of us though. Some good things to look forward to. But still struggeling.
Going to pick my destination gown up tomorrow and nervous that it won’t look good. Wish I had friends here to help me feel less alone. I don’t feel much like a bride.