Monday, August 4, 2008

Toronto, and Niagara Falls, CANADA

Mike and I had a beautiful view of Niagara Falls from the Marriott...

The Maid of the Mist

I was able to visit my husband (by myself) in Toronto Canada this past weekend. I flew in on Friday afternoon. We spent Friday night in Toronto, and headed to Niagara Falls on Saturday. Mike and I played some poker at the FallsView Casino on Saturday night. Then did the touristy thing on Sunday. Niagara Falls is extremely beautiful. Extremely powerful. I had a wonderful time. Kiddos were well taken care of by some wonderful friends. Thanks everyone!

Mike and I have only been alone, together, (and I am talking ALONE) for three times, since Maddux died. Ok, four, if you count the day after he died, and we spent the night in a hotel. The other times were in March of 2005 when Mike and I went to Jamaica, then August of 2006 when we were in Boston, and then this weekend in Toronto. I truly enjoy our time together as a couple. We really need this time away. This time together. If you ask me who I am, I will tell you that I am a mother. This is how I define myself. It is sometimes hard for me to break away from this mold. To define myself as a wife, a partner, a friend and a lover. Mike said something to me this weekend, that really has triggered an emotion within me...Here is my husband, my partner, my friend and my lover for nearly 21 years. He told me, this weekend, that he is just starting to see some normalcy return to me, and a sparkle shine within my eyes.

My God, How I love this man...You know I do!
And what an incredible feeling to know that I am so loved in return.

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