Charlie: My favorite moment was when, well there’s a lot but I can only choose one. The moment happened a month ago at Jones Beach State Park. Let me set the scene, it was a perfect summer night with a beautiful sunset that happened seconds before. Going into the night I knew if it was possible I wanted to get out of my wheelchair and actually sit next to Margaret. That night that dream became a reality. Margaret found an open bench that my wheelchair could go right up to, I was seconds from something I’ve always wanted. Margaret grabbed my hands and helped me sit down on the bench. The look on her face was something I’ll never forget, it was pure happiness. It was a pinch myself moment, it couldn’t be real, expect it was.
Margaret: Not to sound cliche but, it’s so hard to pick just one memory. I could pick when we were on our first date sitting in my car waiting for that first kiss to happen. I could pick the first time Charlie came to my house and fit right in with my family. But the one that stands out the most to me is when he bought me flowers one Friday because I was having a terrible day. I had texted him during work that I was having a bad day and I was putting my phone away cause work was crazy. He messaged me to say he had a surprise for me when I got to his house later on. As soon as work ended I headed straight to his house and the second I walked in his room, there was a beautiful bouquet of pink roses on his dresser waiting for me. I almost started to cry, I hugged him so tightly. Flowers don’t have to just be for special occasions, they can be for whenever. I will never forget him doing that for me.