I was a young woman in the Army Reserves when I met my husband. I did not like him when I first met him, but there was something about him. Scott was the most confident man I had seen in uniform. He wanted to make sure soldiers were being taken care of and the mission was accomplished.
I remember telling my mom about Scott. I would get excited when I saw him and always made sure I was in the same room with him as time or mission would allow. He had no clue that I liked him. I had no clue that he liked me.
Three months after he joined the unit, we went on a quick mission together. We chatted about life and the Army. I had no intention of staying in the Army Reserves. He had come back in on Active duty. After the trip, I introduced him to my mother, brothers, and step-father. Scott fixed the surround sound system for my stepfather, which opened up a lot of doors. Scott had an open invitation to visit my stepfather whenever he wanted to without me.
A week later, I received a call from Scott. He told me he could not live without me. I moved in with him a week later. He told me not to worry because he would take care of me. A week after moving in with him, he bought me a car to get to and from work. Three months later, we were engaged, and a year later we got married. A couple of weeks after we got married, he went to Iraq. He came home. I found out I was pregnant a month later.