- Posted April 11, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Did you marry your prom date?
Prom night was my wedding day
Ryan decided to join the military. He sat me down and explained to me that he understood if I didn’t want to be a military wife and follow him around. So when I told him I would join too the look on his face was priceless. I don’t think he even thought that was an option. My grandfather retired from the Air Force and I grew up around military people. I always thought it would be an honor to serve my country. It was an easy decision. We enlisted.
We knew we needed to marry prior to boot camp and prom night was the most romantic and synergistic option. Fast forward through ten crazy years with great friends and family, Ryan deploying to Afghanistan, both separating from the military, we are now in California. Both of us full time students; Ryan is working on a Computer Science degree and I’m working on my Business Administration degree (last semester!). I’m working full time as a Budget Analyst at Vandenberg AFB. We are looking forward to our 10-year anniversary party, but this time, there’s no secret. We’re in love and we want everyone to celebrate with us!