I am really enjoying blogging and I will over and over thank Katy for being instrumental in getting me started. Not only can I post work that many of my friends or even clients would never see, but it also opens up the doors to me to let those people that are interested get to know the more private side of me.
Last year my husband of 30 years passed away very suddenly and I prepared myself to a life alone in my little house in the mountains. But things changed when an old friend of mine came back into my life shortly after that tragic day. He was there for me during the darkest moments with his kindness,understanding and presence. Sure it was limited to phone calls and the Internet, but he was there for me even though he was all the way across the ocean in Wales.
Late last summer I invited him for a visit and our friendship turned into much more. More then I ever hoped for. This spring at one of his visits he asked me to marry him and I knew that I had found love again and that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.
We are now waiting for all the paper work so we can start our life together. The months of waiting are very hard and I am just so glad that I have all the support from my family and friends. Work is helping me so much too. My busy season has started and I hope that it will make the days shorter and whatever time is left pass quickly.
In the meantime Steve stays in touch with me on a daily basis. We had wanted to get married on one of our lakes, but the longer this is dragging on I realise that we might have to get married on the top of a snow capped mountain. Well, like Laura and I always say, IT IS WHAT IT IS! When I start to miss him I keep thinking of the all the wife's and girlfriends of the sailors of ancient times. Their husbands and boyfriends would leave for years on end and they would not hear a word from them, at least we have the Internet to keep in touch.
Not long ago I made a portrait of Steve and I thought I would share it with my friends.