Steven Weber Jr. had a novel idea. On a dream vacation to Tanzania with his girlfriend this week, the Louisiana man decided to propose — underwater.
In a Facebook post, Kenesha Antoine shared a video showing Weber swimming up to a camera with a note in a plastic bag.
The note read, “I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you, but everything I love about you I love more every day.” On the other side of the paper, Weber asked Antoine to marry him.
In the video, she says yes as Weber swims away.
But he never got to see or hear her answer. He drowned.
“You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, ‘Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!'” Antoine wrote in her post.
“I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next … I love you so much, and I always will,” she wrote.
Read her whole post below.
You were a bright light to everyone you encountered. You never met a stranger, and you brought so much joy to so many people. You were kind, compassionate, you regularly made me cry with laughter, and you showered me with a love like none I’d ever experienced.
You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, “Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!” We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruelest twist of fate imaginable. I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together.
Just a couple days before you died, you said to me, “I’ve seen a few cancer patients on this trip, and it dawned on me that this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing that people want to experience before they die. And here we are in the prime of our lives doing this. We are so blessed.”
Yes, we were, my perfect love, my angel, my soul. Yes, we were, and I will carry the blessing of the love we shared with me forever. I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next… I love you so much, and I always will.
Please pray for all the family and friends that loved him so much. Please love each other while you can, as hard as you can. I know that wherever in the universe Steven’s spirit now resides, that is exactly what he’s doing: giving love and spreading joy and laughter. And knowing him, always quick with an off-color joke, he’s probably entertaining someone with a story about how he royally screwed up that proposal and died while being extra.
Rest well, my sweet baby! Always know that you are forever loved!