Stationed in Hawaii back in 1989, I called home each week to see how the family was doing. One call a unknown woman answered the phone. Found out she was living in my place due to family problems. Soon I was calling to talk to her almost exclusively. I flew home on leave over Christmas/New Year's '89-90 and met her. We clicked right then and there. Shortly after returning to Hawaii I had her fly out to see me. Soon we were living together and married Sept 1990.
We had sixteen wonderful years together until I lost her to leukemia in 2006. I was a very lucky man.