This is the second part of how I meet my fiancee Julie. If you haven’t read the first part, read it hear.
I sent 10 or 12 friend request to different women that fit my search results. I think maybe 5 or 6 of them added me as a new friend. Of these, Julie was one of them. One of the things I liked about Julie’s profile was a picture that said; God Rocks. I didn’t know much about Julie, I knew she lived near Waterloo, IA. and was going to UNI. The other thing I really liked was Julie’s Blog, the first one I read was called “Testing”. That was August 10, 2009 and the last thing she said in that blog was, “I feel like a failure. I have failed her. I have failed myself. I don’t know what to do now. Someone help me figure this out. God give me wisdom to figure it out.”, and this is part of my comment I made to Julie. “God knows who we are and we have too keep trusting in him. You are not, will never be a failure. You said it yourself, you are making progress! As you make more progress the devil will just try harder to get to you”.
That was the start of great friendship and we chatted on Facebook, on August 23, 2009 I got a email from Julie saying, “Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you today, hope you are doing well. I admire your love for Christ, you rock. I hope we can get to know each other better. I think we have a lot in common.” Our first date was October 27, 2009 it was a rainy night and we meet at a restaurant in Cedar Rapids. After dinner we talked for a hour or more and then I walked Julie to her car and I kissed her in the rain. That weekend Julie came down to see me and we had a great time. 8 days later after listing to Zac Brown, “Whatever it is” over and over all day on my MP3 player, I sent Julie a text message asking her to marry me. And the rest is history, (She said YES!).