Emma & Ryan
“Home for the Holidays…
We currently live in Ohio, USA. I am originally from England and Ryan is from the USA. We try to come home for Christmas most years to enjoy the delights of the holiday season in England with my family.
Now anyone that knows Ryan will know his views on cliché́ proposals… ‘It will never be on a holiday…it will never be on vacation…it will never be on a special date…’ the list goes on. So since being home for Christmas and New Year, I never suspected a thing.
It was January 3rd, 2018, with dinner plans that evening at The Shard in London, we decided to make a weekend of it. I dragged him around London shopping for the day (since I completely forgot to pack the outfit I had intended to wear to dinner!) I was none the wiser to what was going to happen that night.
It was bitterly cold, rainy and excessively windy but Ryan was adamant about walking to dinner. As we walked from our hotel, we have no option but to cross Tower Bridge. Being one of our favourite places in London, Ryan wanted to stop to admire the view. I was not amused, just very cold and windswept.
Ryan begins by apologizing to me that he had lied to me all along. Not really grasping why we has apologizing, I turn my head and he dropped down on one knee.”