So most of you may not realize this, but your guy is really going to need something to motivate him while he is gone. Here is something that I did not realize until my guy got home. You are going to be his motivator. Whether he tells you or not you are going to be what gets him through basic.
When my guy was gone he always talked about needing something to look forward to, something that would get him through the yelling and the long days. I want you to know right now that your guy might be too proud to admit that he is scared and needs that motivation, but it will be there.
My advice is to make sure you make him happy when you get the opportunity to contact him in any way. When my guy and I were writing to each other we would get so excited while we read the letters that we would sometimes cry or keep them next to us. We would do anything that would make us feel just a little bit closer to each other.
It was not until after my guy came home that he told me that those letters along with everything else that I did for him was what got him through such a hard time.
When I surprised him at graduation he told me about how he was looking forward to seeing his parents, but it would not have been the same without me there. I know this was a big thing to do, but the little things do add up faster than you would think.
Just do whatever you can to make him feel like someone cares about him, when you do this you may find that you will be reassured as well. He picked you because he thought that you could work through the hard times and be there when no one else would, so be that person.
Military Girlfriend Out.