Brittany & Kody, Married 9/2012

"Starting 7,000 miles apart, ending in marriage!"
When I first received a message from Kody, I instantly felt something. After exchanging a few messages, I realized that he was actually currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Somehow this didn't scare me off! We continued to talk and met for the first time a few months later when he came back to Michigan on leave. We have been together ever since, surviving multiple separations with limited communication (as long as 7 months at a time) while he was overseas. A week after his tour in Japan ended, he proposed to me in his backyard on a tree, by carving out "Marry Me?" and we were married last week (September 18th, 2012). We are now living together in North Carolina with our golden retriever, and couldn't be happier! He has one year left in the Marine Corps and then we will be moving back to his hometown in Michigan. Even under extreme circumstances, our relationship grew and we found love when love seemed impossible. The time we spent apart made us cherish each other that much more. Thank you POF for helping me find my husband! We want to share our story in every way possible, and for people to know that online dating can lead to finding the love of your life.