What have you heard about young love? With Ebunife and Ian’s sweet story, you would see that it is a beautiful journey of growth, affection and building an inseparable bond.
The lovebirds crossed paths in their first year of high school and soon became each other’s teenage crush. They got separated over the years but as fate would have it, they reconnected on Instagram and it was as though no time or distance ever came between them.
Cupid reignited those love flames and Ian was certain that he was never going to let Ebunife out of his sight again. He planned the most romantic garden proposal where he went down on one knee, asking her to be his wife. Of course, It was a resounding ‘Yes’! Their proposal photos are giving us all the feels of love and we bet you will fall in love with every frame as you scroll.
Enjoy their proposal photos and love story below:
Their love story as shared by Ian:
About 16 years ago, our paths first crossed. We were both young, full of life and ready to take on a new chapter of our lives. Little did we know that over a decade later, we would be here – getting ready to walk into forever together. We met each other in our first year of secondary school (from Grade 7) and at the time, we were just acquaintances. Everyone started to know who Ebunife was because she consistently had the best academic results across our year. I, on the other hand, was not as strong academically but had a playful personality (notorious for tugging on girls’ hair).
As time went on, we took notice of each other and our little teenage love story began. To this day, I am still unsure of the catalyst for our mutual interest. We would go on to like/‘date’ each other for most of our time together in secondary school, till I left for Canada in 2010. We tried to keep our relationship alive but ultimately broke up and lost touch; continuing our lives in separate continents. Over the years, we connected on different social media platforms but never really talked to each other.
Fast-forward to March 21st 2020, at the start of the pandemic, I found myself scrolling through some stories on Instagram. I came across a story from Ebunife and asked her about the book she had just posted about. Many questions and many hours of FaceTime calls later, the rest is history! As I reminisce on the early days when we were just talking, I cannot help but be filled with joy that this God-sent woman is about to be my wife. Our journey has been far from normal. From high school sweethearts to leading separate lives for many years, and now a love story that has been woven by the creator himself. This is truly a love that is worth every single mile.