How They Asked
One of my favorite memories of Roma and I was when we first met at a local food festival in Santa Cruz, California. I was sampling some delicious pies when our eyes met as we both shyly tasted free samples. I could feel myself blush, but he bravely approached and asked me what my favorite flavor was (its Strawberry Rhubarb of course!). After touring the festival together, we went on a walk along the ocean as the sun set on a gorgeous day in Santa Cruz. I felt instantly connected to him, and had never fallen so deeply in love. In my heart I knew he was the man with whom I would spend the rest of my life.
As my family calls it “the smash seen around the world,” the idea of shoving a pie in Roma’s face was truly his and wholly due to his incredible memory of everything I like. Early in our relationship we saw a couple at a festival, and the woman smashed a pie in her boyfriend’s face after an eating contest. I had joked how much I would love to do the same, and he remembered that all those years later. Bringing the pie was a great way for him to ease the mood after such a monumental moment in our lives, and exemplifies his ability to bring joy and laughter to almost any occasion. His ability to make me smile so easily is just one of the reasons I know in my heart that we are meant to be together for the rest of our lives.