"My first impression of Adam was that he was a big jerk," his bride said. "Very arrogant."
"I still didn't have positive feelings towards him, but he did have some really good advice on pistols and what he thought would be good for me," she said. "During the fall of 2006, the three of us would go shooting at Chris' grandparents' house.
"My first gun I shot was Adam's very old revolver," Ramia said.
Adam turned out to be quite a marksman — he shot her through the heart. Ramia, Adam and Chris spent every Sunday of that winter and spring at a firing range, and with each pull of the trigger, Adam was pulling on Ramia's heartstrings.
He just didn't know it.
"In April 2007, on his 21st birthday, I let Adam know how I felt about him," Ramia said. "I wasn't sure what was going to happen."Adam returned her affection, and they started dating — when his military career allowed it. Ramia said she knew that the start would be rough, and that how it would end would be uncertain.
"Adam left for the Army on Sept. 20th, 2007. We wrote to each other every day."
That talk ended at a courthouse, where a judge wearing a Snoopy tie married them.