Samuel and Isabella met in high school in 2011. After high school they lost touch, but in December 2012 when Isabella was home from college for Christmas, she ran into him at the Navy ice rink where Samuel works as a skate guard. At this point they started talking again and became really good friends.
About a year later, on December 18th, 2013 Samuel asked Isabella to be his girlfriend.
Just over 2 years after this, on February 26, 2016, Samuel asked Isabella to marry him! He was visiting her at school (Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN) to attend her Army Ball. They were taking pictures in the chapel in her dorm (one of her favorite places in campus) when he dropped down on one knee and asked the question, and she said yes!
Samuel is currently a student at Virginia Tech, pursuing a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is in Army ROTC, and will commission in May 2017.
Isabella graduated this past May with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. She also commissioned through Notre Dame into Active Duty Army Signal Corps. She will report to training in Fort Gordon, Georgia at the end of September and will start at her first duty station in March 2017 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
They wouldn't have come this far together if it weren't for God's grace! Please pray for them as they begin the rest of their life together as husband and wife!