Newlywed wife waiting for soldier spouse to come home

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Every girl dreams of their wedding day.

"It was awesome," said Cayla Foreman. "It was better than I ever thought it was going to be."

It started as a high school crush. Cayla Foreman was a freshman and her sweetheart a senior.

"He said, 'Look, I don't think it's going to work, we can still be friends,' and I got mad at him and said, 'You watch! One day, I'm going to marry you!'" remembered Foreman.

Little did Foreman know, she would eventually walk down the aisle to meet her soldier at the altar. Specialist Foreman deployed to Iraq back in May.

"He was told he would have two weeks to come home," said Foreman.

So, they started planning.

"Every time he'd call back from Iraq, I'd say, 'Do you want this type of flower, or this type of flower?' 'Well, I don't care,' [he would reply],' said Foreman.

Then the couple set a date. On November 15th, Brett Foreman came home on leave.

"The week before was total chaos," said Foreman. "He had to still go get clothes for the reception...he had to make sure all the groomsmen had everything."

On November 21st, they were married. A little more than a week after saying "I do," Foreman had to say goodbye to her new husband. He left for Iraq Tuesday afternoon. Foreman says the past 24 hours have been tough.

"It gets harder every time and now that he's my husband, this is the worst time," said Foreman.

And, the plan has not changed.

"We're going to have a few cows, a few kids, and raise them and live life," she said. "[I'm] always waiting on his phone calls. That's the way we've been doing it for two and a half years now...that's how we'll do it for the next seven months."

Specialist Foreman and his new wife spent their honeymoon in East Texas with family and friends. Specialist Foreman is expected to return from his tour in Baghdad, Iraq in May.

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