I know throwbacks are normally a Thursday thing, but I'll forget by then. We were all snuggled on the bed together a little while ago when Marc got home from work - catching up on the day, Amelia climbing all over her daddy. Then she pointed and excitedly repeated, "Daddy - you!!"
She has started doing this lately with photographs and it's so heartwarming - she is noticing every photograph now. We followed her gaze and it landed on this photo on Marc's nightstand - one of our all time favorite photos from when we were dating. The closeness in this photo - I can still feel it. I can remember that night clearly, too.
May of 2000, the night we celebrated my internship with Motorola with a special dinner at Masraff's in the Galleria....which happened to be where Brad & Kristyna were also dining on their senior prom night! Yes, it was planned - no, we didn't crash their table - but we did get a photo together separately (the four of us), all gussied up...two years later we would be in our finery again at our wedding, and fewer than three years from our wedding day we were fancied up yet again for B&K's big day, trading roles as bride & groom and bridesmaid & groomsman. These memories are part of such a rich tapestry of life and family and I'm so grateful to have them. •
I'm also grateful that apparently Marc and I haven't changed SO so much as Amelia turned to me and said, "Mommy - you!" when holding this picture!
I was 20, and Marc was 23, and we had been dating for three years - we seem so young when I think about this now, but I remember at the time seeing us as wise and ready for anything (especially a future together)...the hubris and hope of youth makes me smile today, and I'm positive that the certainty in ourselves and each other paved a path we could always find again even when obstacles loomed and the skies darkened. •
Hope reigns; which I know we will teach Amelia as her life greets obstacles and storms all its own. •
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