Today I sent my boyfriend off to Tekong... something that I never imagined myself doing cos I actually told myself before never to date an army boy... LOL. Well. Things have a funny way of working themselves out, huh?
We've both been preparing for this day, a long time ago. Things like booking a holiday together and me booking a staycation just a week before... basically, just us trying our best to spend as much time together as possible. Time really does go by quicker when you're having fun. 11am, 12th June, came by so quickly I found myself crying before we went to sleep while he kept wiping away my tears and telling me things like 'Aiya, very fast one ok, you just go meet your friends and must spend more more more time with your family. Rest at home would be better but I know you'll be bored. No matter what, no injuries, or you'll be banned. Same rule hor."
The result of these words was just me crying harder at the thought of him not being around 24/7 anymore.... (Yep, weak, dependent me for you!)
But this morning, we woke up, and there was a truly different twist of events.
He actually got out of bed before I did for the first time, not grumpy, and told me to get ready so he wouldn't be late. I was so surprised, that although we slept so little and I was so tired, I woke up immediately and went to get ready too...!
It was pretty funny taking the ferry, and walking on the ferry terminal, living the scenes shown in 'Ah Boys To Men' (HAHAHA)... (and also seeing him 'botak' and carrying such a huge bag.. not to mention the fact that he's a pretty old dude compared to the rest of the recruits....) but I felt such a huge sense of pride as I watched him take the pledge to protect our country and people. It sounds pretty corny, I know. But it was a really heartwarming moment. My 'uncle' bf is now going to be a real man! :')
It was also so heartwarming to be there with his family, and have his dad/mom/sister/brother comforting me (actually that's cos I was the only one who cried. HAAHAAH) and receive multiple texts from my friends telling me not to worry, and that as long as I want to meet up to do anything, like eat CP banmian, they'll be my Choon Yan whenever I need one. Jor and Chev also didn't ask much but said ok immediately when I asked if they wanted to meet up after I left Tekong.
People warned me that it was going to be difficult, that it was going to be somewhat like a long-distance relationship... to learn to curb my petty princess temper (that only seems to happen to CY) and dependence, but somehow, today, something snapped together and I just know that everything is going to be okay. His mom told me to remember that the saying 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' is true, and will definitely apply to our situation.
Everything really is up in our minds. A positive outlook on things immediately makes things much better, if not bearable, no matter how difficult. I'm sure that I'm not the only girl who has a boyfriend in the army, whether it be a recent thing or something that's been going on for a few months... if you're in the same position as me, hi-5, sista! We're gonna have to be supportive, understanding and T H E R E for them and I'm sure we're all gonna be okay..
There are so many plans lined up for me this week as well as next. Exciting things, good things. A recent blow with negativity just made me realise how many more positive things I have in my life, so I'm feeling really thankful and can't wait to spend time with my family/friends. Not to mention this cutie below........
...... resting, doing things I have been wanting and needing to do, and for the 2 weeks to pass by quick so I can hear all about his days and tell him about mine as well. (This is, by the way, the very first time in our 2 year + relationship that we aren't able to be physically together or see each other's faces for more than 5 days!)
Ending this post off with a picture of us..
Hang in there, soldier, I'm rooting for you ~