I'm currently serving with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. In April 2012, I was selected to go to Morocco with 14th Marines for 3 week annual training event with Moroccan Royal Army. By the end of the training evolution we got liberty in Agadir and I went to the beach with a couple other Marines. That is where I saw her and thanks to some Arabic I learned off the Moroccan soldiers I was able to gain her attention. I spent that evening with her, as well as the next day. The last day I was there I was ordered to work so my plans to see her again were cancelled. Nevertheless, I went back to the states with her in my heart. A month later, in May, I was on a plane on my own headed for Morocco to be with her. Within the first week I was there I just knew I had to marry her. (I don't know how, but you just know) We were finally married on 14 June. I had exhausted my finances, we were unable to have a ceremony, and I was already there nearly 3 times longer than I had planned. But I stayed until our marriage was finalized. Sadly, I had to return to the U.S. the day after we got married. So here I am just waiting for her visa to be approved and by the grace of God we will be reunited soon.