Jake leaped out of bed saying “Today is going to be a GREAT DAY” So clearly yes, I had an idea…however I really didn’t want to get any hopes up. But he was right, it was the most perfect day.
He had his coffee, I had my fizz. We did yoga and had our shakes. Then I made us almond butter, banana and honey sandwiches for lunch. We packed up the lunch, snacks, and post hike beers and headed to Prospect. We would go to Lye Brook falls afterwards to cool off. When we reached the top, there were a few people lingering and we had seen the scenes, so I was ready to go. Jake wanted to stay and wait for them to leave, thus giving me another idea of what might be coming. At that moment, I knew that if what I thought was coming was coming…the forest was where I wanted to be, and I knew he would love it so much more too. I was right, this round also. Toot toot.
So off we went to Lye Brook falls. We took a different path to a small lookout I used to visit when I lived here. I sat for a moment on the wall, and then he set up the VIDEO camera and my whole body filled with flutter. It’s funny how much these excess things like pictures become so much less important when the moment is actually here. I had always imagined wanting a picture of this event but once it arrived, all I wanted was him.
We drove to the quarry in awe of life to celebrate our engagement with beers and swimming. There were too many people there, so we went to equinox pond instead, and just sat. Soaking in every moment and treasuring this day.
When we got back to the campsite I made tostadas with leftovers from the previous night. After dinner, it started to rain, so we laid in our little bungalow and just listened. Still in awe and full of freeing, joyous and peaceful excitement for this new beginning. We made it. Love won, again.