Amy asks "I fell in love with a wonderful, a younger man (yea for me) and then, he was called to active duty. Sad, sad day that was. He was in the Reserves, here in the U.S. at the time.
So our relationship became long distance as he was in another state preparing to go to war. I've never known or been in relationship with a military guy, so this was all new. The thought of also knowing someone not only military but going to war was beyond my comprehension.
Nonetheless, it happened. He went to war and I stayed by his side. I endured much of his stress during this time, they actually have a name for it 'vicarious trauma' and found it to have effected me greatly about the time he was ready to come home. it's tough to wait for someone for 15 months, and to hear of bombs, friends dying etc in his letters. hard times, for sure.