Our story starts like many others... We met just before he deployed to Afghanistan the first time...It was Nov of 2006 I was 18, he 19. I was living in New Jersey with my family, going to college and working full time at a gym called American Woman. I basically ran the whole Aquatics department and I loved it. Josh was stationed across the country at Ft Lewis Washington, we met online :D. He got his orders to deploy and was on a plane so fast my head spun. He left on January 9th 2007... the tour was supposed to be 12 months, but it was extended to 15. We made the best of it though finding our own ways to keep our love alive...
Back then, skype wasn't an option for military couples so we had to make do with Yahoo video (not even video chat, Just video) He could see me, I could see him but we shouldn't hear each other... So we did things like this every once in a while:
We were finally married on December 29,2008 at the Pierce County Courthouse in Tacoma WA surrounded by our best friends it was perfect. We had a big huge wedding in Aug of 2009 but we celebrate of Dec anni and thats the one I tell people about it wasn't about dresses or food or flowers it was purely about love and thats why it will always be special to me.
I wrote this just a few days after our wedding:
Life was perfect... Or was it? Although neither of us knew it at the time inside Josh was a ticking time bomb set to go off at any minute... We would find out about the bomb... but we would find out just a little too late... Thats another story for another post though
So there you have it the story of how we ended up married
The blogs I wanna work on next are the ones about the two deployments then Block Leave, the PCS and finally the horrific events of 2011 that will bring us up to date... I hope to have all this done by the end of the week so that this is totally up to date and I can start making normal entries rather then ones explaining the past