October 20, 2004

Groundhog days

A friend of mine refers to the deployment as Groundhog day, as in the movie, each day the same.
Another friend of mine came home from leave recently, and I saw him today for the first time since his return. While at home on leave he had intended on asking his girlfriend to marry him, and I wanted the details. She said yes, of course, after calling him an ass as he got on one knee because she thought he was joking. He asked her at the park where they had their first date. I just thought it oh so sweet and romantic. Occasionally love still does exist in a pure form, untainted by the surroundings of filth and despair.

5 comments:

Garrison Steelle said...

Awwww ... how sweet! I hope their life together remains as happy as it is now. :)

-G

Eric said...

Cool. I'm so used to the 'Dear John' Army story, which always pisses me off, that it's great to hear about a soldier's love life working out. Soldiers deserve it. Heck, they've earned it.

I just started reading milblogs from Iraq recently, and I came upon your blog yesterday, when I should have been studying for my Econ mid-term. Good stuff. Keep it up. Even if you think you've got nothing important to say . . . say it anyway.

I saw you refer obliquely to Arizona. Is that where you did your AIT? I'm sure you've been asked before - what's your MOS? (If that doesn't pose any opsec risk.)

Me - back in the day, I was a 96B. I graduated out of D-309 (with the Dragons) in Nov 97. I remember AIT, Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista and Arizona with a lot of fondness.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lizzie: My name is Jeremiah. I just wanted you to know that I support what you are doing. I was in the military before girls were allowed. You make it sound like you are working for and insurance company and almost as dull. The blogs I read from other soldiers relay what is happening action wise but you are more interested in who is married and who is getting engaged.
I guess that is the way of the world. KNow that everyone I know stands by you and will support you.
Jeremiah

Anonymous said...

Dear Lizzie: My name is Jeremiah. I just wanted you to know that I support what you are doing. I was in the military before girls were allowed. You make it sound like you are working for and insurance company and almost as dull. The blogs I read from other soldiers relay what is happening action wise but you are more interested in who is married and who is getting engaged.
I guess that is the way of the world. KNow that everyone I know stands by you and will support you.
Jeremiah

Rosemary said...

Dear Sgt. Lizzie,
How sweet! I hope everything works out well for your friend and his betrothed. You truly remind me of myself! I am a dreamer, and a believer...that my dreams can come true! I do not limit my dreams to reality, because that would be boring. What if Pastuor or Galileo had only dreamt about what already was? Oh my goodness! Well, they didn't, and we won't either. You take good care of yourself. Thank you for all you do. Godspeed.