Wednesday, 23 May 2007

I sent this in an email earlier

To Vi in the hope of shining some light for her, this is however a true story....

I just wanted to let you know that I used to see a guy in the special services so I can completely understand what you are going through. I actually tried very hard not to start the relationship because I could see it was fraught from the start, but we lasted three years even though he could disappear off the radar for months at a time.

It was when email and mobiles hadn't been around long and they didn't have the security they have now, he used to have to change his mobile nearly every week.

I never really found out what he did when he wasn't around but I have read enough about others to know it can't have been pleasant, anyway what kept us alive was our letters and sometimes emails and the text messages, text messages where harder to pick up security wise it was when he called he usually had to bin the phone straight afterwards.

You have the advantage where hopefully at least you will be able to keep in touch.

I will also tell you he was the only real love of my life and it was very hard to let him go when he finally got transferred to the states.

Because of how delicate his job was I could only go with him if I was prepared to give up everything here, I couldn't do it and I chose to stay with friends and family in the end.

I really don't regret that at all, but I do remember my mum saying when I first met him, "If you have found the love of your life, hold on to him, enjoy every moment because it won't last forever, she was so right and I will still love him in some way until the end of time.

Wow haven't told anyone that tale for a long time, just thought I would share it.

If any of you have read my poetry in my archives this summed us up perfectly!!


EBEZP said...
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EBEZP said...

Emma that's a really lovely story thanks for sharing it with us all.
I have a son in the RAF and when he is wherever he is he often works with Special Forces, scarey!
Thanks for the visit to mine come over (the peninnes) again soon.
Tell me what you think of my other site....or not!!

Emma said...

Thanks for the visit Wilko, good to see you, I love Wilko's news it really makes me laugh at times...the other site is maybe a little for you gentleman folk but it is still in my favs....x

Anonymous said...

really felt for you reading that,

Miss Understood said...

Oh Emma...that was really sad.
Hugs x

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Thanks for sending me that lovely email Emma, and I'm so glad you posted it.


GirlNextDoor said...

Hi Emma, have finally got a link up to you (after nicking your random things about me question thingy!) & seeing it on antisocial blog. Thanks for putting a link up to me :o)

Emma said...

miss - I am not sad it was a wonderful part of my life that I will never regret..xx

Vi - I have sent you a little something else too xx

Gnd - your welcome anytime xx

Malnurtured Snay said...

Was this back when mobile phones were about the size of a brick?

Emma said...

It was

Midnight said...

Despite advances in technology, some things don't change. One of those is the 'not knowing' factor for those back home. I'm sure Chief will do his best to keep in touch with Vi, but it ain't gonna be easy. It's good she has somone who understands her predicament.