When my petite mother found her seat on the airplane, she was crushed between my 200-plus-pound father and another large man. "I bet you wish you’d married a smaller man," my father said. My mother mumbled, "I did."
My husband is infantry, and he said the most wonderful things to convince me to marry him:
• The closets could all be mine since he wears the same thing every day.
• I could have as many babies as I want because giving birth is free.
• He would never get on my nerves, because he would always be gone.
Mollie Gross (molliegross.com) is the author of Confessions of a Military Wife, published by Savas Beatie.