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My husband and I first met 15 years ago when I was
just starting out my Navy career. I had gotten to my first command and he was a
Naval Aviator, flying in the F-14. He was married at the time, and for the next
year, we would stop and say hi and then gradually we would sit in his office for
hours sometimes just talking and becoming friends.
He transferred and I heard nothing from him until April 2002. He had said he had
been trying to find me for the last few years and came across my name listed on
Classmates.com. He wrote me to say hi and let me know what had been going on
with his life and asked me how I've been doing. He had gotten divorced and
retired from the Navy. He lives in New Jersey and I live in Central Ca. It just
so happened, he was going to be coming out to Ca. the following week and asked
if I would consider joining him for the weekend in San Francisco. I agreed and
spent the next week full of excitement.
While driving to San Francisco, complete terror overcame me since we were only
friends when first meeting and had never seen each other socially. I was
thinking to myself, what am I doing going to see this man that I haven't seen in
13 years and had never seen in anything other then a Navy uniform. The minute we
saw each other, the fear was gone. While walking, he grabbed my hand and I knew
then that he was the man for me.
We discussed the distance between us over the weekend and both agreed that we
knew it wouldn't be an issue forever and we wanted to be together no matter
what. That was 16 months ago and we got married a little over a month ago and
couldn't be happier, unless of course we were living together. We still have 4
years until we will be in the same household, but we just come up with new ways
to help to bring us closer when we're apart.
For our wedding, the minister who married us gave us a book of short stories,
and every night before I go to bed, I write through the email on of the stories
to my husband. This way we are reading the book together. I will for no reason
send him a card, just to tell him I love him.
Really the distance does not matter, it's how much two people want to be
together and if their love for each other is strong enough to withstand the
distance and sacrifices that need to be made. I know my love for my husband will
hold up until we are together.
Kathleen, California, USA
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