I met an Army Sergant (in 1987) w/ 2 young children. Angel was 9 and Tony Jr. was 8 (they lost their mother to cancer the year before).
Married and a mother at 25. Grandmother at 35. And divorced at 45. Did alot of traveling since granduation, lived in; Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Alaska (it was -53 below zero the day my daughter Heather was born), Ohio again, Iowa, and Tennessee. Returned to NY in 1998.