|Matt and alcohol - check.|
|Field hockey alumnae game.|
|Beth, Jody, me, Carolyn, Kristen, Gillian and Coach Yves.|
|Charles and Barb - my second parents.|
Oh Montreal, how complicated our relationship was. Excitement. Freedom. First love. Then heartache, followed by financial struggle. So I returned home to my family and surrounded myself with the beautiful mountains of home. I came back to visit a few times with my sister and then my husband and son, but it wasn't until this weekend that I truly again let you into my heart.
You wooed me with the simple act of enjoyment while eating and drinking with friends at your many restaurants. I laughed from my belly. I shopped. I reconnected with myself and with a dear friend. I became friends with an old teammate. I fell in love again with the French language.
Montreal, we opened up a new door and I cannot wait to return and strengthen our relationship.