Before I start, it's important to know that we had both been praying for the right person to come into our lives so we could quit wasting time with pointless relationships.
We met at Wal-Mart in March of 2009, and I instantly fell for him even though I didn't know his name just yet. He worked there at the time, and I would go in every. single. night buying random stuff just so he could ring me up. He had this sarcastic sense of humor which I loved immediately, he always made off-hand comments about my purchases that some people would consider rude, but I didn't care.
One night I was sitting in the Subway inside Wal-Mart talking to someone else, and in he comes. I'm pretty sure I stared at him the whole entire time he was there...but who cares, he was staring too. I can't remember if it was that night or the next (when we talked in the Electronics section for five minutes about church...) when he found me on facebook.
Oh, but my heart fell. He was IN A RELATIONSHIP. Just my luck. I thought over and over to myself, "How could I be so stupid?! Why me?!" when I found that out. However, literally minutes after being this close to calling it quits already, my news feed flashed the glorious words: B is now 'single.'
yessssss. I HAD HIM!
We proceeded to message back and forth for the whole day until he had to go to work. He promised he would come see me at my work that night (I worked in the Subway there). After I got off, I came home and logged onto Yahoo IM (those were the days) and we then talked until FIVE in the morning. Poor guy had to get up for church at 7, but it didn't seem to bother him that much. I was smitten. That first night everything about everything came out into the open and I ended up falling for him.
I think we went to the coffee shop the next night...we stayed there for four hours and ended up having to leave because they were closing. We finished the conversation in someone's car (can't remember if it was mine or his) and finally had to leave.
We had a year and a half of marriage down when he decided to enlist in the Marine Corps. He enlisted on his 22nd birthday (Nov. 22) and on May 31st, 2011 he was off the Parris Island. He graduated two weeks late with a completely different company after suffering a knee injury and being in MRP for two weeks. On September 9th, 2011 I reunited with my husband, a brand new Marine.
In the beginning of December 2011, he received orders to Camp Lejuene in North Carolina. We were happy about this because it was in our home state and we wouldn't be too far from family; we were the tiniest bit disappointed though because we wanted to get away from everyone at the same time and move to the opposite side of America. I moved down in January 2012 and we started making our rental apartment a home together, starting our lives over again.
As of right now there is talk about reenlistment but it's still too early to tell.