Chapter 1: A New Beginning

I decided to go away with Robert. I knew that I would not be able to live without him. He has been my life since the day he pulled up to the farmhouse and my place is right beside him, no matter where he goes. We decided to leave that night right after dinner. I knew I would not be able to face Richard or my children, knowing that I was leaving them.

Robert and I have gotten even closer since we left Iowa. I can't remember ever being this happy in my entire life and it is all because of Robert. All those fears that I had disappeared the second we crossed the state line. Soon Robert and I will be going back to the Midwest but this time we are going to Illinois. Robert has to take photos of the cabin that President Lincoln grew up in and all of the other historic places that are located in Illinois. It will be strange being back in the region that I had once called home but I will follow Robert anywhere.

My life has changed so much more than I could ever have imagined. It's fun and exciting and that is all because of my Robert. My only regret is that I did not meet Robert first. Robert is the true love of my life. I cannot live without him.

Tonight Robert and I are going out to celebrate the publishing of his first book about our first four days together. I also need to talk to him about something very important and I need to do it before we leave for Illinois. I am not going to talk to him tonight though because this is his night and I do not want to take away from it. I could not be more proud of him.