From Ireland to Ohio
Ok, get ready because this is a good one! We are such saps for love and this story is sweet on so many levels! Read on to hear about the surprise within a surprise for this adorable couple!
Conor is from America but moved to Ireland about 13 years ago. He moved to the small town I am from but we managed to never notice each other for years, despite mutual friend groups and classes together in school. When we were 16, 7 years ago, we finally ended up talking at a friend's party. We decided to start dating, knowing that he would be moving back to Ohio three months later. Unfortunately his mother was diagnosed with cancer in this time and as a result he decided to stay here in Ireland to be with her through treatment.
It was a surprise within a surprise!
Fast forward six and a half years and his parents move back to Ohio and he goes there to do an internship for the summer while I stay in Ireland. Two months into his trip his dad calls me to tell me that he thinks Conor and Conor's mam are really missing me and he and some friends want to fly me over to surprise them both. The call was on a Monday and with my work schedule I had to go that weekend or I wouldn't be able to go at all. So the flights got booked and come Friday morning I was on a flight to Columbus, having told nobody but my parents and manager to make sure it was a surprise. I met up with Conor's sister to drop my bags and then go to surprise Conor who was with his brother, keeping him occupied. They are going for a wander around Hayden Falls, where Conor and I have been on a date every time we've visited Columbus.
His brother says he needs to get something from his car and so leaves Conor down at the waterfall on his own. I then walk down to surprise him. On the way I have to stop to not interrupt a senior photo-shoot that is happening but I eventually get past them and walk up to Conor. He is surprised and so happy to see me but soon after tells me he is not actually surprised I'm there. I immediately thought someone had spilled about my surprise. He continues to tell me however that he planned it all start to finish to get me there. Every detail down to knowing I would have to go that weekend and lining that up with my best friend in Ohio being in town. The next thing he is down on one knee asking me to spend my life with him as his friends "taking senior photos" snap some pictures of it all unfolding.
See more engagement stories here.