Jeannine and Nick
I am 24 years old and I have been dating nick since I was 16 years old, he is currently 26 and i been with him since he was 18 years old. The day i met him i was a junior in high school and i remember saying that night i am going to marry that man. People told me all the time i am to young to think that or to young for love but here i am 7.5 years later engaged to my high school sweetheart. He was by my side when i graduated high school, when i finished beauty school, any of my life events he was by my side and i get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend and my high school sweetheart. Nick owns a gym & i am a full time hair and makeup artist so our schedules tend to clash getting less time together than we are apart.
The weekend of April 16 was my birthday weekend, i booked nick and i a trip to GA for a spartan race he was running in. The last day we were there we went to a wild animal safari , we both love animals. At the end of the safari there is a walk area , when it’s just the two of us we use 10 second timer to take photos, so nick placed his phone on a monkeys cage and said let’s take a photo , after the “photo” he hugged me to distract me , reached into his pocket grabbed a box got down on one knee and said will you marry me. I couldn’t even cry i just laughed , i couldn’t believe the man i met at 16 was going to be my husband . I never saw nick smile as big as he did that day , i just thought we were taking a photo but it turned out it was the best photo of my life , and to make it better i am the reason he smiled like that. Nick is my partner in life and a man who makes me strive to be better everyday. I’m forever thankful to spend my life with my high school sweetheart.