10 years ago I had the best meal in my life. It was Valentine’s Day 2003 and I was celebrating with my new boyfriend, whom my friends and I all referred to as “Guy Smiley”. He was always smiling. He made the best cioppino I’d ever tasted. But it was more then the food – it was the process. He told me how he chose the best tomatoes, how to chop onions without tears, how to slice the garlic just so. I really didn’t care; I just loved watching him in the kitchen. His grande smile somehow seemed to get even bigger, his eyes twinkled with life and I felt so special just to be around him.
Well it’s been 10 years and each Valentines gets better. Different, but better. We’ve moved 7 times, had 5 different jobs, cared for 3 great dogs and had one perfectly perfect little girl. The only constant we’ve had is that smile.
Life is a process. And if you’re as lucky as I have been, it’s filled with love.
Ti Voglio Bene!