Cassandra and Chris
how they asked
On April 1, 2017, my boyfriend Chris and his family had planned a special day on the beach to celebrate the life of his brother Leo who passed away this December 2016. Leo would have been 30 this April 1st so they had ordered 30 red balloons because red is his favorite color and gold balloons that said LEO. Family and friends were all there to share in the moment and celebrate the life of an amazing person. We walked down on the beach holding the balloons and after a few moments let the balloons fly off into the sky. As we are standing there, I notice Chris walking toward me, and then all of our family and friends who had been there turn and circle around. At that moment I start thinking what is going on. Next thing I know, Chris is down on one knee looking at me, and asks “will you marry me?”
Of course I was shaking my head yes, saying yes, and then just burst into tears! I felt as though the tears couldn’t stop because it was truly the happiest moment of my life. All our family and friends were cheering and yelling and we celebrated the most perfect moment with everyone. Chris wanted to propose on his brothers birthday because he knew it would be what his brother would have wanted. He is truly the other half of my heart, my best friend, my soul mate, and now I can call him my fiancé.
April 1st will always be a special day for more than one reason, but especially because it is the day the love of my life asked me to spend forever with him!