Man, that was one hell of a summer!
It had started out so well...! For the first time in 10 years we felt like we were living in peace and were making plans like crazy!! My parents had rented a "chalet" on a beautiful, private beach front in Batroun... my sister and her husband got a house there and my brother-in-law started his scuba-diving business with promising prospective... Friends from all over the world were planning to come discover my beloved Lebanon, other friends were planning their wedding days and I was even invited to witness a marriage in a mediaval castle in Tuscany Italy!
I also had met a guy, fell head-over-heels in love and was feeling like a queen in his arms ...
And in a split second, everything changed!
My beloved Lebanon was under attack, we were under siege, people were being evacuated and displaced, tourism was nil, business declined, weddings got cancelled and I got my heart broken because, for whatever reason, my sweetheart was feeling too much pressure to be in a relationship!
I realize I am bitching far too much considering that I have sooooooooo much to be thankful for... but, Yup!! that was one hell of a summer man!! Literally!