Being at the right place, at the right time usually helps in a love story. But for Cassie and Thomas this was not the case. They were at a friend’s house party and Cassie was dating someone else. Thomas had dated Cassie’s friend in high school. So if glances were exchanged, phone numbers were not. A couple of years later, destiny would try again to unite them. They ran into each other at a University of Redlands football game where Cassie’s brother and Tommy’s friend were playing. This time Thomas made the first move and messaged Cassie on Facebook. He asked if her restaurant was showing the UFC fight. I’m pretty sure he could have called the restaurant, but I’m also sure that UFC fight was the least of his concerns.
For their first date Thomas picked Cassie up at her house. Just as he was about to introduce himself to her father who was working in the garage, he closed the garage door on him. They still went to the movies! If Cassie’s father was not the happiest, Cassie’s mother was. She had even told Cassie that he was the one when Cassie had shown her his picture.
Despite garage doors being closed in his face, Thomas always knew she was the one. He always wanted to be around her. She was his best friend
No matter what Thomas was going through in life or in his career, Cassie was there to bring him peace. So he took Cassie for a walk.
According to Cassie, it was the longest walk EVER! They were in San Francisco visiting Thomas’ sister and her new baby. Thomas insisted on going to beach that was right by the Golden Gate Bridge. They walked over a mile before they arrived to see a blanket set up with a picnic basket, flowers and balloons. Thomas stopped, took Cassie’s hand and started telling her that she was his best friend and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Cassie cried. As he got down on one knee, the ring box got caught in his pocket. His sister, niece and nephews had been hiding, videotaping and taking pictures of the moment Cassie said, “Yes!” They celebrated with champagne, Cassie’s favorite chocolate chip cookies and lunch at Fisherman’s Warf! They were engaged!
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