When you find what you were never searching for...

Outside Myself

Outside Myself
West Coast Body, East Coast Heart, California,
January 19
Don't even have to knock...come on in.
I am now 47 and perfectly OK with that. I've been a mom for over 14 years now. I live a rather simple yet difficult life of trying to make sure my daughters are polite, well-educated and know they are loved beyond question. I do my best to give my family whatever they need. And I'm trying to take care of myself. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I am infinitely trying to make people happy, make people laugh, make people feel good about themselves. I compliment often, but only with sincerity. I spend way too much time thinking about what might be the "right" thing to do in any given situation. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This is a personal journey for me. I have grown in ways I didn't know were possible. AND AN UPDATE: Don't forget your worth. This speaks to everyone, not just me. xoxoxo ~~~~ And thx, B. My heart was beginning to thaw but your beautiful friendship has melted it. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx FURTHER UPDATE: - B, darling, you have brought me love and peace. You sent the words, "Be gentle with yourself." I am able to do so only because you have been gentle with my heart. I love you, soul mate.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx And now, it's been 18 months... So incredible to recall where I was and where your love has taken me...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx And now, two years have passed since those first simple PMs...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAnd now, three...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxAnd now FIVE!!! :-)


FEBRUARY 14, 2012 11:51AM

Tunnel of Love

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I always knew I could love someone every day of my life.  I knew I had the capacity to give everything in my heart.

I just also knew that I would be older.....before I could begin to look for love......when my girls were out of the house and I could take a little time for myself.


But love found me instead, without my ever having to search, and most certainly before I ever thought it would be possible.


We must still wait to be together always, but we do so, aware of the rewards at the end of the tunnel...





Ashland Bridge



my love 

And my love, waiting for me...









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Yes...very aware of the rewards that await us. This is beautiful and as we know, searching is not always the answer. The best things in life often come most unexpectedly and so spectacularly.

Love the photos...I love you ~xoxoxo~
Damn rater-thingy ;)
You crazy kids! Beautiful photos and sentiment. However, "Tunnel of Love" makes me think of the Bruce Springsteen song and I'm pretty sure that is NOT the vibe you are going for. :)

Happy Valentine's Day you two!
Smithery ~ So spectacularly...yes.
I love this picture of you...
I love you, too.
love someone every day of my life. We are so lucky when we find this, and it sounds as though you have. Enjoy the wait, but don't wait too long; there's more than light at the end of that tunnel.
MM - I was trying to reach a new demographic. ;-) Thanks for your sweet words. Happy Valentine's Day to you!
John - Hi there. We do love every day - and as soon as we can be together, always, we will... So good to see you.
Your story is very personal, Angela. Yet somehow, I know what you're talking about as I lived it, and still do in my own way. Wishing you all the best especially today.
Fusun - I hope for a happy ending for you, too. Happy Valentine's Day, dearie.
this is one of the best in your lovely series, A. the photos and the message are a perfect match. like you two. :) happy val's day to you!
I am so happy when you come back by! You show me there is indeed hope...
Good to see you (and Smithery) and to hear that the love still goes strong. Such a beautiful love story.
I like the way your thoughts flow through your words. Romance is never what we expect but in the end, it is all good. Rated with a Jali smile of course. :-)
Candace - Awww, thank you. I do love that picture of Barry... Happy Valentine's Day to you, sweetie.

Miss Shauna - Welcome! I'm so honored that you stumbled upon my post and took a moment to read it.

LL2 - Sweet girl, there is much hope. You deserve the grandest of love and it will find you, too..

Trilogy - Hi there! Miss you. Yes, the love is still strong and growing so each day.

Jali - Welcome to you too! I concur; I never expected a romance such as this... And all very, very good...
Please, keep this theme alive: true romantic love exists and it is the most beautiful thing life has to offer. You guys rock. R
Happy Valentine's Day, Outside Myself and Smithery! May your love last YEARS!

The love...and such beauty! Well worth waiting for...
Congratulations to you both. You're inspiring!
Wishing you both all the best as always, Angela.

And I do look forward to the photo one day of you both standing in the middle of that bridge. :-D
I've been away a while and I'm so glad to see things are still going well for you both! :)
Thoth - It does indeed exist, and I am ever grateful for it...

Shiral - It will last through all of them. Thanks, hun!

Little Bit!! Hiiiii!!!!!! Well worth it, indeed!!

Pilgrim - Thank you, dear. I'd say yours is as well.

Bill - *sigh* - Yes, the map is far too wide at this point, but we're working on it...

SheBlogs - So lovely to see your face back here! Things are going very, very well. Perfectly (minus the bi-coastal thing ;-), in fact.