A STORY OF LONGING, LOVE, AND LIFE
Welcome beautiful souls,
I only recently edited these images even though I took some of them over a year ago. Every time I look through them it brings a pain of longing to be back on the east coast.
I miss Maryland, I never thought I would say that. When I was growing up all I could think about was when I would leave and move to Hawaii, or some tropical place. I remember always looking at colleges thousands and thousands of miles away as I wanted to get as far away from her as I could. But, once I met my wonderful husband all of that changed. I fell in love with all the beautiful exciting things about her. She is full of life and wonder!
I never noticed the way the light danced off the mountains as the sun rose or set. I never felt the love from the heart of Annapolis. I never knew the smell of Fractured Prune Donuts or how much better they tasted while sitting on the beach at Ocean City. I never saw the way the highway looks on late-night drives, and I mean late, late night drives. Those drives that all you do is hold hands and tell each other the depths of your soul through a playlist made especially for each other. I didn't know that I would be married in one of her charming little parks or ride a bike around DC on my honeymoon. I didn't know that hockey would become something I love. I never knew I would give birth to two wild souls on her hollowed grounds. I never noticed that she was always there bringing me a new memory every day. I didn't know the amount of memories I would create in her soul-igniting state.
Tonight as I sit up typing this out on my computer I am reliving every one of those memories and so so many more. Let's learn to see and cherish all of the here and now! It will only make it that much sweeter when you get to relive it.
It’s time to start living for the small moments. It’s time to start being present and truly living. Let's get off that phone, that computer, that tablet. Go make a life that you’ll look back on and smile.