“So he took my hand and he gave me a twirl
And I lost my heart to a Kerry boy!” J
Hi Ellen! Maybe wondering what the significance of the lyrics you just read?? First, yes, it’s to the song “The Galway Girl”…that I may have changed a few words here and there to personalize just for what I’m about to tell you…(not sure how to reference the slight lyric changes) ?? Well, you may have guessed it! I have fallen in love with a true born and raised Irish guy from Killarney, accent and all! His name is Dave O’Neill, and he is a Garda in Dublin right now. As for me, my name is Jenna Smith and I’m just a southern girl from Kennesaw, GA (basically suburbs of Atlanta). I’m working as a receptionist, trying to pursue my dreams, as well as being broke slowly paying off those annoying college loans that never seem to go away?!
Now, maybe wondering how these two crazy lovebirds met? Before I tell you the brief version of the story, there is something you need to know. Ever since 2nd grade after making a leprechaun trap and believing there really were such things as leprechauns, I have always had this fascination about Ireland and love of St. Patrick’s Day! I have always enjoyed St. Paddy’s day and especially more after turning 21! Making trips to Savannah, Hilton Head, Baton Rouge, Chicago…..! Its’ kinda like Christmas for me…
So the secret is out that I’m pretty much in love with anything that associates with Ireland…the color green, Celtic Women, Celtic Thunder, sheep, castles, Enya, shamrocks, beer, potatoes, Irish accents, silly superstitions, the list goes on! Oh and of course Dave!
On that note, let me get into the story!
Dave and I are just two people from two different cultures with hearts that match trying to make a long distant relationship work. One of the problems keeping us apart is the “small” pond that separates the US from Ireland. Someday I hope we can be together for longer than a blink of an eye and spend a life together I feel is meant to be.As I learned, the Irish are always telling a good story, whether its true or just a little off the truth.