So going completely out of my comfort zone, we had our first date a few weeks later in Doylestown, PA. After driving 45 minutes to even get there, I proceeded to drive over spikes in a parking lot and get a flat tire. Here I was, in a place I have never been, about to meet a guy I hardly know (from online no less), and my only means of escape if something goes wrong has a flat tire. Great!!!! Lucky for me, I would be meeting my future husband. And it might sound crazy, but I knew from the moment I saw him that I was going to marry him someday. So much so that I even said it to myself that night!
I found out real fast what a great guy he is, because he wound up basically changing the tire himself when even roadside assistance was having trouble. Eventually, my tire was changed, and we were left scrambling for ideas on a date that had no plans or direction now. We ended up going to beautiful Lake Nockamixon and talking all night as we looked out over the water from the marina. We both knew after that night, that this was what perfect was. Which is why making the decision to stick by each other through his year long deployment (which came only six months after we met) was so easy.