A little bit of romance goes a long way

Like most couples, Mark and I went out for Valentine's day. But this one holds special meaning for us. It is the first one we've been able to celebrate together in years, and our last for a little while.

I’ve mentioned before that Mark and I are trying to reconnect with one another, and so Valentine’s Day gave us the perfect opportunity and so we decided to go out for a lovely dinner at Aqua Terra restaurant in Kingston. First of all, it was delicious. Second of all, it was lovely, romantic, and perfect.

So we sat across from one another and had a lovely meal. And it didn’t take long before things started to feel like they used to. We laughed a little. We joked around a little. Hell, we even flirted a little. We returned to being the couple that we had been once. Mark snapped this photo of me (since he’s begged to no longer appear on the blog in image form…I’m trying to oblige) right after telling me that I was the most beautiful woman in the room. Hence the shy little smirk on my face.

To top it all off, when we got home, Mark had me close my eyes before he presented me with my gift- a photograph of Kingston, taken by Ian Spreadbury. He said it was so I could take it with me to Vancouver and remind me of where it all began for us. In some way, I can always take Kingston with me. A comforting fact when I’m moving so far away from home.

So yes, it was a Valentine’s day to remember. Because for the first time in a long time, Mark and I remembered each other, and why we had fallen in love in the first place.