Singleton was always forthcoming about his experience and his struggles with PTSD and depression, and “she understands,” he said. “She supports me totally.”

When the couple became engaged, they both decided to individually pray for a wedding date. When they regrouped, they blurted out the same date: Sept. 11. They were married at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2012. While it’s still a difficult day for Singleton, the couple now has something to celebrate.

Singleton offered advice for others going through difficult times: “Don’t give up. Keep trudging ahead. … It’s all worth it.”