It’s here. Finally.
Our first trip up for some summer fun begins tonight and I couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be able to share the haven that is our ‘place on the lake’ (or ‘upta camp’ as I prefer to call it!) with M. Last summer, I remember thinking how wonderful it would be to share it with someone I love, and wanting that so badly. I even vividly recall the last long weekend in Maine, just before I met M (on September 8, 10 months ago today, speaking of!), and we were arranging our first date together. I drifted off to sleep with a smile on my face thinking that this man I was about to meet had all of the potential – and more – than I ever felt with any of the other guys I went out with before meeting him.
And he met – and exceeded – every single one of my expectations. And he still does. Sometimes I still want to pinch myself and think about this man that I met almost a year ago now, and how he was perfectly created for me (and I for him). I am blessed. We are blessed.
And Maine…is a blessing. To have this beautiful cottage set atop a hill overlooking my grandparents’ summer home, which sits right on the most beautiful lake I have ever seen. A mile or so across, a few miles long. Crystal clear water. Sandy bottom (no guck!). A jetski (that my grandfather to this day, drives more than any of the ‘kids’ he bought it for!). Quiet mornings. Water sparkling. Drifting around the lake in a floatie. Or on the dock with magazines, books and a Kindle. Wine afternoons. Throwback movie or game evenings. Not a care in the world. No errands, no bills, no anything.
Just utter bliss.
It’s funny how a place just an hour and a half away can feel like an entirely different world. I can’t wait to melt into it with M. And watch him (hopefully) melt into it too.
Cheers friends, have a beautiful weekend.
And PS, I had a kick-ass run today. Legit. Felt like I could have run forever. Could it be…could I be back? More runs will tell, but that felt damn good. Thank you again for all of your support!