Jeffrey and Lorrie Agan got married in 1989. The couple from Bowling Green, Ohio had eight children together, but divorced in 2014. Their son, Jeff, said, “Both of my parents each went on a separate journey for self renewal.” Jeffrey went back to school for nursing after 20 years as a truck driver. He also started working out and writing poetry. Jeff said his mother, “found peace in nature, through meditation and self empowerment.”
Jeffrey started speaking with Lorrie again earlier this year for the first time since their divorce ended their 25-year marriage. By November, the pair was dating again. “Our family was torn apart for a long time,” recalled Jeff Jr. “I think its because they both took the opportunity to work on themselves and find themselves on their own path.”
A few days ago, during their family’s annual Christmas weekend get-together, Jeffrey got down on one knee to propose to Lorrie all over again, in front of their eight kids and seven grandkids in his living room. He presented his ex-wife with a special Christmas gift: a poem he wrote. Then he presented Lorrie with a ring. Jeff recorded the proposal and posted it on Twitter. Nearly 10 million people have watched the touching moment.
Jeff was stunned by the outpouring of support and by the number of people wanting to help pay for his parents’ second wedding. He created a GoFundMe account, where he described his mother and father’s story.
Speaking to TODAY, Jeff said, “So many people are going through painful experiences. So, I think what’s touched so many people about this video is there’s definite proof with this video that true love exists. And that true love eventually will find its way — sometimes it just takes a little while and there might be a couple of detours.”
My parents were married for more than 20 years, divorced, fought a lot, went to work on themselves. Years later, they start dating and as of yesterday, this happened;
Congrats Mom and Dad! True love always finds its way back around. pic.twitter.com/KYk3qc1QK4
— Jeffrey (@Music1996Man) December 24, 2017