"If you want something to last forever you treat it differently. You shield and protect it. You never abuse it. You don't expose it to the elements. You don't make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you make it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by." - F. Burton Howard
This beautiful love story began when Nicole was around eight years old.
The first time Nicole saw Ramsey was at their local church. His family had just joined the church and sat behind Nicole's family every Sunday during the service. To her, Ramsey was a "chubby, quiet, weirdo" that had an interesting infatuation with her. As the years went on, Nicole started to think maybe Ramsey wasn't so weird after all. Nicole started attempting to talk to Ramsey, but because he was so shy, it took some serious effort on Nicole's part to get him to talk back.
Many years down the road, when Nicole and Ramsey began attending the same high school, their love blossomed. Both waiting for God to open their eyes to the right timing of their relationship.
They had been through a lot of difficult times together including medical treatments that left them states apart on multiple occasions during their love journey. They both clung to each other during these difficult times, which Nicole says "made all the difference." They continued to date for four and a half years before Ramsey proposed.
They married in August 2014 at The Home Place in Meno, OK and went on their honeymoon to Disney World which was fitting as Nicole described Ramsey as "a big kid at heart."
They began their marriage in a small, one bedroom apartment owned by Nicole's uncle, but now share a beautiful home together. Nicole boasts that Ramsey has been "wonderful" putting up with her constant interior decorating and design plans for their new home.
I love, love. It makes my heart sing to hear of other's love stories with all the twists and turns that make it beautiful. I had a blast getting to know Nicole and Ramsey and hearing more about their story! I wish them infinite years of love and laughter.
And their love story continues...