They met in Little Rock, Arkansas–a new city for both of them.
Nick had just begun his C-130 pilot training, and Jules had just moved there for her first nursing job. No friends (minus their new co-workers), no family. No connections. How do you even start meeting people? Both decided to give online dating a shot…but neither expected what would come of it. God knew otherwise!
After chatting for a few weeks, they finally met at what became one of their favorite hang-outs in Little Rock–a little bistro called Dizzy’s. After dinner, the enchanting downtown Christmas lights and conversation sparked a romance.
And then Nick’s training ended. He was put on orders in Delaware, close to 1,000 miles from Little Rock. To send him off well, Jules made a scrapbook of their relationship and gave it to him just before he moved. In that moment, he knew exactly how he would ask her to be his wife.
God’s plan became apparent again when Jules had an opportunity to move to Delaware too. And then on Valentine’s Day, after a dinner out with Nick’s parents to celebrate his birthday, they went back to Nick’s apartment to open his gifts. He turned to Jules, “I have a gift for you.”
Odd. They had already exchanged Valentine’s day gifts that morning.
He brought out the scrapbook. “I added extra pages in the back to highlight all the things we’ve done since you made it.”
What girl wouldn’t have skipped straight to the back?! Jules flipped quickly through the pages, heart pounding. On the last page were the words, “And she said…?”
She turned to him, and he was smiling.
“I have a question to ask you.”
Moving down to his knee, he proposed. “Will you marry me?”
Of course the answer was a resounding, “YES!” Now, between episodes of Shark Tank and adventuring to new places, they’re planning for a lifetime together.
Nick and Jules, we are thrilled you found each other! What a wonderful story God gave you. We pray his protection and grace over you both during the time Nick is deployed, for a beautiful reunion, and an AMAZING wedding day! December will be here before we know it and we are SO excited!
Meagan and Adam 🙂
P.S. The Farm at Eagles Ridge makes one stunning backdrop for an engagement session, no?