Well, the storm is here and it seems to want to stay for a while. I enjoyed getting to do some painting this week. I forgot how relaxing it is to paint with delicate lines and brush strokes that test the stability of my hand. Most of all, I was able to finish a painting that means so much to me and Lance. Almost 5 years ago, right after we met, we had an enjoyable stroll at the beach. The sun was shining down upon us and we searched for heart-shaped rocks along the water. As we strolled, the sun's rays across the water seemed as though they were following our every footstep. We shared a glimpse into each others' eyes and both felt the love that was surging through every inch of our beings. That moment meant a lot to us and we talk about it often. I finally presented it to Lance last night and he smiled and we shared a compassionate hug. I love him so much and only wish that everyone has the chance to experience true love in its simplest form.