23.5 years ago, a disenchanted 32 year old boy met a beautiful but sad 39 year old girl. Every time I think of you, I see the sun rising in your eyes and the stars and moon being lit up by your smile. The last we left off was buying the love shack. A Love Story (part 4): After moving in, we insulated under the floors and unsuccessfully insulated the intake water pipe from the lake. And so as a result, the water lines froze up on December 18th. It would be 4 months and 5 days and until the "big" thaw. I kept a hole open in the ice all winter and carried water up to the house daily. My Christmas present that year to Carol Ann was a "bath". When you know that you are going to sponge bathe for four months, a secret bath heated up on the stove before her waking, can feel very nice. She loved it!! And I helped make it happen a few more times that winter. TO BE CONTINUED ... The times we had together and the times we had with the KID were just as special then as they are now. Nothing can take away what is in our hearts. You are so wonderful to think of, but so so hard to live without. When November 29th, 2016 ended, It ended for me too; Tomorrow never came. But the tears sure did. And they still come everyday. Love from Paul and Candice. Sent from the bottom of the fish bowl.
Published in Ottawa Valley News on Nov. 24, 2020.