I was aware that it might not last forever, but I knew he would forever be a huge part of
who I became and how I would love in the future. So I did it. The tattoo artist said to me, "Come back after you've broken up and we can cover it with a rose. Easily." The cynic. I returned not long after and the all knowing tattoo guy covered it with a rose.
This rose with a hidden Z is above my right heel. Somewhat secret. The way I wanted it.
10 years later I married Zach. We named our first child, Greta Rose. Something she finds very meaningful.
Thank you, Patrice, for inviting me this week. Oops, last week.
Nature is often more pronounced and beautiful when contrasted with what is manmade.
From the 20th floor of our apartment here in Chicago we have an amazing view of the massive skyscrapers, stunning in their architecture and awesome height. The view wouldn't be quite as beautiful though without the emerald river that runs through it and the vast Lake Michigan in the distance. The thriving gardens and parks thoughtfully planted around the city bring a contrast to this concrete jungle that is calming, soft, and alive. What would we do without Nature? How would we feel? How could we live?
After more than a year at home we are on the road again. We joined Zach in Chicago a week ago and we have two more weeks to be in this wonderful city!
Our apartment is on the 20th floor and we are very spoiled with a pool on the 16th.
The weather has been perfectly warm with a cool rainstorm today. This afternoon the clouds are parting to show some pretty blue just before the sun sets.
I will see you this weekend for the drawing challenge hosted by the one and only, Nadine.
These days there is a lot of change. We had planned on taking the summer to join Zach in Michigan while he works, but circumstances have kept us home. It's been very difficult to be separated. Thank goodness for FaceTime and for the kind of love that surpasses time and space! And thank goodness that the job is nearly finished.
We spent a couple of weeks in northern California, watching Julien graduate and visiting my dad. Julien is settling in LA with us now and starting a new chapter in his young life.
Greta and Henry don't feel so little anymore, their needs change and evolve as they grow and mature. Sometimes in very surprising ways.
I realize that I need to get busy creating again. For myself. I have considered starting a new blog, simply moving to a new space. For now, find me here. I am still here...just preoccupied with life.