Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Back to Where It All Began

Tonight for date night, A. and I went back to camp. The very same place where we first met. (You can read the full story here.) It was family night at the camp, a time where children show their parents the camp, meet the counsellors and an overall good time. Since A. and I are still close with the director, we often come up to show our support (and see some old friends). Tonight, I looked at the camp with different eyes. I saw my past with A. I am not even going to discuss how difficult it is to be surrounded by happy families and children, just know that it was and I am proud for surviving without tears.

A. and I sat on this rooftop and had our first one-on-one conversation. He asked me if I was seeing anybody.

This is the fire pit where A. sang and played his guitar. I didn't realize at the time that in a few hours, we would be kissing.

This is the pool where it all began.

I realized tonight that A. and I are very lucky. We have survived a lot and we are stronger for it. I know that whatever happens with our journey to becoming parents that we will be ok. It was a great date night.

And no trip to camp would be complete without a Dairy Queen! Some traditions are too good to break.



  1. R., that's really cool that you guys got to go back to the place where your relationship started. Thanks for sharing the pics.

    When I go to DQ, I always have to get the chocolate dipped cone. Oh my gosh, so good!


  2. That's so sweet, sounds like a great date!

  3. What fun! You have come a long way from there, but it's nice to be able to go back to where it all started and remember how much you love each other.

    And I love your blog makeover - very posh!

  4. How neat! Thanks for sharing the pics! I admire your strength for getting through a family day-type atmosphere without tears; I am prone to crying and don't think I could have done it. Your marriage has to be 10 times stronger than most for all the tests you've had to endure, and it's great that you are reflecting on that. :)

  5. Awwwww, so cute!! I agree--marriages that are put through IF and come out on the other side have got to be stronger for it.
    Hooray for ice cream!