“I've never held her hand,” he said, now nearly 8,000 miles from home. “I've never kissed her. I've never been in the same room with her.”
Not that it matters. In a brief ceremony Thursday, the two tied the knot in an online wedding — the groom surrounded by friends from his unit at Bagram, the bride in a small study at her home.
The chaplain, Air Force Capt. Jonathan Runnels — who'd given premarital counseling sessions to Lawrence via computer — noted the unusual circumstances.
“Nonetheless, it is holy and acceptable before God,” he said.
(Emphasis, of course, is mine.)