Imagine this!!!! My husband and I, boyfriend at the time, were having trouble getting our lives started and were trying to come up with a way to give our futures a boost. After many months of looking we decided to join the Navy, him as a medic and myself as a translator in cryptology. We thought this plan was brilliant. We would go into boot camp together and majically be stationed at the same port, not knowing that for married couples this is very difficult to achieve. While in boot camp we discovered that it was going to be near impossible to see each other ever again except on leave or when our duty contracts had been completed. This was a very difficult thing to swallow while being yelled at and doing push-ups. However, there was light at the end of the tunnel! Every Sunday the recruits would leave their Division Commanders to go to Church. We would meet every week and sit next to each other slipping in quick slight smiles and an occasional brush of the hand. My heart would flutter every time I saw him bald, tired but standing tall. Then it came after weeks of training hard graduation was finally here. Everyone I saw wore a smile and had happy tears through the cerimony and all I thought about was I’m never ever going to see him again. Then at the end of the ceremony I spotted him with his and my parents, they were grinning brightly. As I approached he got down on one knee in the middle of the room and held out a ring he had picked out with help from my mother and catalogues via snail mail and he said "If you marry me I will follow you anywhere" I was more proud in that moment than any I can remember. We got married shortly after graduation and were stationed together in Monterey, CA.