Proposals never fail to make me emotional. Whether it’s a spontaneous pop of the question or a carefully planned production, that moment is one you never forget.
26-year-old Grant Tribbett knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with his long-term partner Cassandra and her little girl. So, he came up with the sweetest idea for a proposal and I’m definitely not crying.
This is 26-year-old Grant Tribbett, his long-term partner Cassandra Lynn and her daughter Adrianna Rose.
The trio have been inseparable ever since Cassandra and Grant met online over 6 months ago. Cassandra says that, though the journey hasn’t always been an easy one, it’s made their relationship infinitely stronger.
“The past six and half months haven’t been a walk in the park but with all the life challenges that were brought our way we have only come out stronger and more in love with one another. I have gotten to witness an attractive, charming bachelor become a positive, loving and utterly the most selfless father to my little girl.” Cassandra wrote to How He Asked.
Cassandra said she could sense their relationship was getting closer to the next step.
One morning Grant told Cassandra that he was taking the family to a nice breakfast. After the girls got all dressed up, Grant drove them to Cracker Barrel and Cassandra was understandably confused.
“So we got dolled up and he took us to Cracker Barrel, which was odd since he made us get dolled up. He was acting kind of funny so I immediately became nervous and was worried he would propose there. He didn’t and then we left. On our way home we stopped by a nature preserve and I definitely knew something was up!” she told Metro.co.uk.
Then, Grant took the pair to Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve and surprised Cassandra by getting down on one knee.
Cassandra’s best friend and professional photographer, Mandi Gilliland, then came out of hiding to capture the perfect shot.
After proposing to Cassandra, Grant got back down to propose to her daughter, Adrianna.
As Grant opened a small jewelry box he said, “Adrianna can I be your daddy, to promise to love and protect you for the rest of your life?”
Adrianna was in complete shock and had the most heartwarming response.
She first said, “Thank you!” and Grant asked her, “Is that a yes or no sweetheart?” To which she replied, “YES!” and then turned to her mother with joy. “I FINALLY GET A DADDY MOMMY, I FINALLY GET A DADDY!”
Grant presented Adrianna with a small heart necklace as a symbol that she carries a piece of his heart with her.
According to Metro.co.uk, Grant described his proposal as being a very “emotional moment” for the entire family.
“I knew proposing to Cassandra meant that I also would be committing to a lifetime of fatherhood,” he said. “So I wanted to include Adrianna because the two are truly a package deal. And I wanted to make it special for her.”
“It was a very emotional moment for all of us,” Grant added.
And now the family of two has officially become three.
“My daughter and I both got our fairy tale ending,” Cassandra said.
*Sniff* I’m definitely not crying.