The Dance

Two years ago I met a man who became my life. It was his tattoo “Ani Tsalagi” that gave us the opportunity to talk. It was 3 weeks into the log stacking, and Roger kept me mesmerized. He was tall, dark, handsome and could do everything on the log cabin from the ground up.
I researched Ani Tsalagi that evening. The next day as I was reviewing the construction plans, Roger walked over. I asked him if he was Cherokee. He told me he was half Cherokee and half French Canadian and then raised his eyebrows as if trying to get interested. Then he continued with “I’m 54 years old and on the cusp of Leo and Cancer.”
Well, my sarcastic self kicked into gear, and I asked “so are you Leo or Cancer most years?” He said he was Leo most years. I couldn’t resist, then I asked, “so what are you this year?” to which he replied, “I’m a Leo.” So I said, “well, I’m Aries and I’m Aries every year.”
So, ladies, is this the cheesiest pick-up line you’ve ever heard? And, the dance had begun . . .

While I don’t believe the moon and the stars rule our lives, it is interesting to read about the personality traits of the Zodiac signs. God is in control, but there is something about the Zodiac signs that make you go hmmmmm…..
I Googled Aries and Leo compatibility (only because Roger is predominantly a Leo and has some Cancer traits). We’ve read through these Google searches for humor but they are also eye-opening. Here is a summary of what we deal with and to be honest, it’s pretty spot-on!

Both Aries and Leo are Fire Signs – strong-willed, passionate, dynamic with a strong love of sportsmanship and competition. Both have a need to be in control. They have a strong admiration and respect for each other but they need to take turns in giving and taking orders. Both are proud and impatient. Leo likes to be adored (and doesn’t Roger fall into that category) and Aries gets easily bored and doesn’t want to provide admiration and compliments (ok, that describes me to a tee).

Aries is rules by the Planet Mars and Leo the Sun. The Sun is about the self while Mars is about aggressive energy. They are highly compatible and make a dynamite team. Aries may say things that are hurtful while Leo can be bossy and sulk. Oh, my . . . what a great way to describe the last 2 years.
The best part of the Aries/Leo relationship is the mutual admiration for each other. Aries is the initiator while Leo follows through. What a great way to describe building the log cabin and remodeling the house, Their mutual energy and passion makes for a dynamic relationship. (www.astrology.com)

I hope I didn’t offend anyone with my story. It’s just that sometimes it’s amusing to read about your personality traits between people who came together under formidable circumstances. Which is why I believe in Divine Intervention . . . God is in Control . . . or we would have never connected.

So after two years, the dance continues . . . turn up the music!

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A Day Can Change Your Life

March 8, 2016 . . . a day that changed my life. After 7 long, lonely months, I had to make a change. I received a phone call that told me the crew that was supposed to build the log cabin would be there on March 8. I had spent over 5 months just to get to this point, and I was bound and determined to complete the construction.

It took days before I could gather up enough courage to go out and see the construction start and be fulfilled. I got to the property after lunch time and introduced myself to Glen, the crew chief. I stayed for a few hours while watching the process of stacking logs start.

I met the four-man crew, Glen, Raymond, Charlie and a very handsome, but quiet man Roger. There was something about Roger that intrigued me and he was also very good-looking.

The second day I showed up, Roger wasn’t there. Glen’s son-in-law was there instead. I introduced myself to him and asked, “so are you taking Roger’s place?” He said no and that Roger would show up the next day.

Long story, short version . . . Roger and I were immediately attracted to each other. After my loss, I didn’t think that I could ever feel attracted to another man. I didn’t take my sunglasses off for weeks. I didn’t want Roger to know I was watching him. Needless to say, he was watching me too.

But destiny and God had a different path for me and Roger… we collided into a wonderful and roller-coaster-ride relationship. I had to build the cabin, sell my old house, take care of a blind rescue pup, try to explain to family and friends that I couldn’t fathom the thought of going back to work. We were drawn to each other in a God-wink moment.

Little did I know God’s plan for me. John was taken away too quickly, but he left me self-sufficient and confident. He made sure that I could fulfill our dream of building the log cabin.

In the process, I met a man who melted my heart. I believe that John hand-picked the man who would be perfect for me. They have so many similarities, it’s scary… and yet there are so many differences. But, I know John knew I couldn’t exist alone… he didn’t want me to be alone and unloved.

Thank you, God, for giving me the strength and fortitude to build the cabin.
Thank you, God, for bringing Roger into my life.
Thank you, God, for giving me another chance to love.
Thank you, Roger, for sticking by my side through thick and thin.
Thank you, Roger, for staying with me despite all of the obstacles.
I just give thanks…

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