Deployment Probs
I'm Austen. I'm a student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I am currently engaged to my best friend and Marine. He is such a blessing to me!
16. May 2012

Day 19: I know there’s not one thing, but choose one of your favourite things to hear her/him say.

Here are a few,

"I love you goober"

"Smile BUTTON"

"You’re so beautiful"

"Can’t wait till you’re my wife"

"You’re the most super awesome person"


15. May 2012

Day 18: Post a picture of the two of you together. (If you don’t have one, post a picture of something you can/could relate to)

14. May 2012

Day 17: Favourite love (LDR or not) quote?

And these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. 

- 1 Corinthians 13:13

13. May 2012

Day 16: Favourite love (LDR or not) movie?

Hmm, The Lucky One is pretty fresh on my mind and I LOVED it! but I think the Notebook will always be my favorite love movie. I cry every time. 
12. May 2012

Day 15: Favourite love (LDR or not) song?

I’ve always thought about Justin when the song My Best Friend by Tim McGraw comes on. I have so many songs that remind me of him though so it’s hard to pick a favorite 

11. May 2012

Day 14: Describe a moment you had with him/her last time you were together. (If you haven’t met, describe how the perfect moment would be)

We had so many wonderful wonderful moments together before he left and I am so beyond grateful for that. One that kind of sticks out and makes me laugh is our last full day we had together. We went to the beach with another couple and their family and a few others were there too. Justin and his friend Garret were being sneaky and talking and laughing close to the water. They came back and said they wanted to take a couples picture, which was the first red flag; Justin hates taking pictures. I was so excited that he was actually willing to take a picture that I didn’t even catch that one. I should have caught the second red flag though. I had on my nice sunglasses that he got me on my head. He told me that he wanted me to take them off so “my hair could blow in the wind” HA..still didn’t catch it. As soon as we took the picture, he threw me over his shoulder and ran toward the water. All I could think while we were running was, “Omg please dont trip, please don’t drop me, please please please!” We got to the ocean and he threw me in of course, but something about that just made me smile. I was a simple joke, but it made me grateful that we can laugh at each other and that our last few days spent together were the most fun we have ever had being together. I can’t wait till he is home and we can continue to have the time of our lives for the rest of our lives. 

10. May 2012

Day 13: What do you think is the hardest thing about distance?

Always being that third wheel to your friends when they want to all go out to eat dinner and they all bring their boyfriends. Then there you are, awkwardly sitting by yourself. I hate that he can’t be here for those kind of things. I guess that’s not ever the worst thing though. It’s also not being able to just show up at his house everyday like I used to. I just hate not having him close 
9. May 2012

Day 12: How would you define love?

I don’t really know if love can be defined. It’s so different from one person to the next. I guess love to me would be two people who have really fought for what they have. It isn’t perfect, but it works for them and that’s all that matters. Justin and I’s relationship has been far from the fairytale that most think love should be, but we are working toward that happily ever after ending. I think we have come pretty close to it though ;) 

8. May 2012

Day 11: Pick one thing you miss (I know there are 19238923842039402394 things) and describe it in detail.

One day, I was having a really bad day. Nothing had gone right and I was seriously so stressed. For once, he was there to comfort me in person and he just looked at me, then took his pointer finger and pushed my nose and said “Smile BUTTON!” How could you not smile after that? I miss having him around to make me laugh when everything else is making me cry.

7. May 2012

Day 10: Favourite thing about him/her?

The way he is so care free and even when he is having a bad day, he still puts in the effort to make me smile. He seriously makes me the happiest person in the world.