My husband proposed to me with the most simple, modest diamond. It was definitely not the stunner I was hoping for (or foolishly even expecting), but there was no way that I would ever have said no to that one question that would change both of our lives forever. Even though, in my egotistic pride, I have since made fun of him for that tiny diamond (since I knew he could have afforded a bigger one) - I still would never trade it - even if given the chance now....more
A friend of mine and I took my older two to see "Frozen" this afternoon. How refreshing, exciting, adventurous, exquisite the movie is! The animation was superb (on a side note, I absolutely loved the Mickey Mouse/Minnie Mouse short film that previewed right beforehand, with Mickey and Minnie popping on and off the movie screen) and amazing. Seeing two princesses who were strong, not merely waiting for someone to rescue them, was refreshing. The music was delightful. Loved the adventure....more
We met, by serendipity, on a sunny, September afternoon – in none other than an AOL chat room. We only chatted for about 10 minutes. That was that, or so I thought. For some reason Michael stuck in my mind and the next day, we chatted again.
I am grieving for a marriage that is never to be. Certainly, I am extremely grateful for my son. Having him in my life fills my heart with light and love. But at times when I'm feeling sorry for myself, I begin to feel robbed of the false fairy tale of getting married, having two kids, and living happily ever after.
(Last year, while I was traveling in Mexico, I posted this blog post about a ritual and a restaurant I encountered in Morelia. The restaurant owners claim that thousands of women have found their soul-mates thanks to their "shrine" to St. Anthony....more
The Chief Lou and I married young and quickly. It's not a course of action I would recommend, in general, but like that old lady says in When Harry Met Sally "sometimes you just know. Like you know about a good melon." He's my good melon....more
December 2, 2000 was a very special time for me as I walked down the aisle and said "I do". For years I had dreamt of this day and as a little girl I fantasized about being a princess for that one moment and it truly was a magical time. He was younger, Jamaican and totally my idea of Mr. Right. He was 6'2 tall, dark and handsome, kind, romantic and he easily swept me off my feet. ...more
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