Recently I had the privilege of meeting and shooting Amanda & Ryan. They are both young, happy, ambitious, blah, blah, blah...all the stuff that really makes you feel old when you around them. They talked about their love of Texas and baseball and each other, their dog, on and on...you get it. They really kind of make you sick. So here are their pictures.
I am playing, kind of. Being around them made me think of when Amy and I were engaged and the dreams we had, the places we wanted to visit and we had a dog that we loved. I am sure we kind of made people a little nauseous as well. But meeting them also made me very thankful for this thing called Marriage. We've been able to cross off dreams that we have met, we have cried together (with the occasional screaming at each other) when the dream didn't seem so dreamy. Amy and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage in a couple of weeks and I can't imagine myself with anyone else. God has been good to me despite myself.Here is the kicker...after 20 years of marriage I still need work.
You would think after 20 years you would be ready to go Pro or something. But 20 years has taught me that I am still learning and being around Amanda & Ryan was a great reminder, that Amy and I still need to have dreams. I still need to look at her and tell her that she is still beautiful, that I shouldn't assume that she knows how I feel. It was a reminder that life is not just waking up, getting kids up, making breakfast, getting to work, get kids to practice, eat dinner, go to bed on time, and all of the other schedule things that eat up our time. Amanda & Ryan were a great reminder that yesterday I was asking Amy to marry me and now I just have a few more years left with my kids in the house. Life is but a vapor, here today, gone tomorrow, we need to make the most of every moment and not assume that we always have tomorrow.
Just think 20 years from now we will be celebrating 40 years and I am really looking forward to Amanda & Ryan being old then also. Maybe that won't be so sickening then....
Oh, and I took some pictures of them.