Thomas contacted me during the month of December, 2006.
We chatted and talked by telephone up until January, 15, 2007.
My family had came down to Ft. Stewart to see my daughter off to Iraq and I invited Thomas to come and meet my family. Although, this was an emotional time for me, he accepted the invitation. During the next 4 months, we were inseparable.
I met his 3 adult sons, his sisters, nieces, nephews and his adorable aunt who is 97 years young. Being so close in age, it seem like everything was in our favor to be together for the rest of our lives.
He proposed, I accepted. What started out as a small ceremony with just family ended up being a Hawaiian Themed Wedding and Reception in his front yard.
We were married one day before my 61st birthday and the honeymoon is still going strong.