"It was just the feelings that was coming out. It was like wow," Jim said. "I was like, 'Oh, my God, this is going to be fun.'"
"I just grabbed her and hugged her, and she gave me a big hug back," Jim said. "I gave her a big kiss. And I just stared at her, and she just stared at me. And she goes, 'You're for real.' And I said, 'I hope so.'"
Soon 8-year-old Jannah found herself as the flower girl in the couple's wedding.
"Jim came along at a time when I wasn't looking, when no one was looking. And it just happened," Carole said. "Jim was sent to me, and he was sent to all of us as a family. And now our family's complete that he's here."
Now Jim has a decision to make. He has to determine whether he will re-enlist, in part because he has had difficulty finding work in Florida. But now he has a family to consider.
"[I] definitely want to reenlist. I already have 12 years. If I re-enlist that will give me 18, but I can go ahead and retire," he said. "I got to do what I got to do to take care of my family. That's priority now."