- Miss Fish
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
Okay, really, REALLY long story made managable to read:
Since age 8, Mr. Fish has always wanted to join the Marines. At age 17, he found out he had a heart condition and could not join, so he decided to go to school and major in accounting instead. At age 19, he found another doctor who said the heart condition was misdiagnosed, and he could join if he wanted to, but he was already well into college at that point.
Present day (age 21), he’s due to start a great internship on Monday, and his heart isn’t in it. The same way his heart hasn’t been in accounting for the past 3 years. The same way his heart isn’t in anything unless he’s watching a special on the Military Channel.
Today, I asked him what would make him feel happy and fulfilled in a career. He kept saying he didn’t know. Finally, I said, “is it that you don’t know, or that you’re afraid to tell me you still want to be a Marine?” After long discussions about how he’s been surpressing this for years and letting him know I absolutely support him, he talked to his best friend who is currently enlisted, and got some information.
He also talked to his dad tonight, who said he “couldn’t see him at a desk the rest of his life anyway.” We’re all going to talk to his mom tomorrow, since she’ll be incredibly emotional about it.
I love him, and I know that this is the one dream he has. It’s going to be more difficult than I can possibly imagine right now- my best friend is dating aforementioned Marine that is his best friend, and I see the way the distance kills her. But right now, I’m thinking rationally instead of emotionally, and I’m pretty okay. (Shock? Disbelief?)
Anyway, this would bump our wedding up from June of 2014 to like… this coming winter. So. Yeah.