After our engagement party in September, the following weekend was my 40th birthday. I knew exactly what I wanted to do… I wanted to relax, have a massage and have a nice dinner. We took a three day/two night getaway to Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit Maine. A beautiful resort, “Luxury by the Sea”, set close to downtown, but far enough away that you don’t hear all the noise. They have lots of pools, hot tub and a roman spa. Just what the Dr. ordered! We spent my birthday just being together, after my massage of course. We spent a gorgeous afternoon walking Marginal Way, a simply perfect day. To end the day, we went for a romantic dinner at Jonathon’s Restaurant. The food, service and my company made my 40th birthday unforgettable.
One of the best parts of the day is when my phone rang at around 6pm and I heard the familiar voice that I’d heard all my life. It was my dad calling me to wish me a happy birthday. It was a quick call, but it meant so much to me. What I didn’t know was that this was the last birthday phone call he would have ever made to me. Just over a month later, on Halloween, he died. It was a very difficult time and my emotions were all over the place. I’m so very thankful for my good friends, and you know who you are, who took me under their wing, cared for me and loved me during what was a very difficult time. I so appreciate all that you did for me.
In Loving Memory of Domenic DiClemente