Our story is one of coincidence, two people who met and married after work brought them to the same city. But what a fantastic coincidence it was…
We always think of our story as the perfect example of a phrase “when all dots are connected” (or connecting the dots) realized in real life.
Each of the decisions each of us made in life, the small steps, led us to a moment of truth – when we met each other in Dublin. Despite the fact, neither of us had ever thought to move to Dublin in the first place.
Elly: I studied Gaelic at the Moscow state university and have always been into Celtic culture and mythology. Always being insatiable to challenge myself, I joined a small Irish start-up in Moscow and 2 years later, landing in Dublin, was feeling so peaceful and confident that I was at the right place. Feeling I’d never experienced anywhere else before. I flew 2,000 miles, from Moscow to Dublin, to meet Ben, who brings up the best in me and makes my soul laugh, who gives me peace and freedom. And I am here to be his great support and inspiration, to stand by him no matter what.
Ben: I arrived from Liverpool (UK) in late 2012 and Dublin had never really entered the frame.It took another 2 years before I met and fell in love with Elly. I’m thankful I came in the first place, even if she did leave me waiting for awhile.
There were lots of upbringings along the way, as well as compromising from each side, as we come from different backgrounds and different lifestyles. Me being irresistibly emotional and too straightforward sometimes, and him, reserved and all serious, was somewhat challenging at the beginning. But what has always been true about us, is this great sense of belonging and trust, dignity and reliance on each other.
The most important, we are the Team, Family and best Friends together.
We love this perfect Irish saying, “When you know, you know”, it is so about us and it reaches the heart where words can’t.