Laura Alice & Claude Jr.
I always knew he’d come back.
He officially asked in the fall of 1941. A moment’s bliss—and then the war. Grandma’s eyes always grew misty when she got to that part in the story. Granddaddy was one of the first to go, and one of the last to return.
Brittney & Andrew
With no hesitation.
My brother had just joined the army… I knew I wouldn’t see him for months, and would hardly hear from him either. I hated to see him go, but I was so stinking proud of him. I said goodbye. I watched him drive away. And I knew at that moment, my life was going to be the life of a woman loving and supporting a military man. Something told me that Gabe would someday bring a soldier buddy of his home to me.
Kayse & Jon Pratt
no more blind dates
Jon sent me a Facebook message soon after that. It consisted of one line. “So, I hear you’re pretty awesome. Is that true?” My initial thought was “What on earth did I just get myself into?”, but…I responded with my own one-liner. “Well, I guess you’ll just have to decide that for yourself.”
Aprille & Russ Donaldson
He Makes All Things Beautiful in His Time
God really began to do a work in my heart – to heal me from heartbreak and rekindle a hope for true love within me. I didn’t know what God had in store for me as far as a husband was concerned, and I still had feelings for Russ, but I was trusting him to reveal His plan for my life in His time, not mine.
Jessica & Bill Brink
“You’re in the Army Now!”
Bill carried a piece of paper with him to write at any ‘stolen’ moment and every conceivable location…rifle range, awaiting troop formations and inspections, even foxholes!