Sunday, February 15, 2009

Love and Success

True to form, I am late posting the first challenge of the week. Better late than never right?

There was so much going on this week(end) that it was difficult to put the time in necessary to photograph such important topics. So the pictures aren't great, but the meaning behind them is. For me, the best part of these challenges was that it really made me think about how lucky I am.

SUCCESS: The View from My Front Porch
Mountains are regularly used to symbolize sucess, but this particular mountain (Mt. Olympus) has special significance to me. This is the mountain I see while Rod and I swing on our frount porch on warm summer evening, when I drive home every night, and each morning when I take my dog for a walk. I am especially proud of my house because I bought it myself two weeks after I graduated from law school. I was dating Rod at the time, but I bought it myself. I paid for it for two years with my salary from the job (an associate at Parr Waddoups) that I fought so hard to get, a job at which I have been very successful. Now, it is the first house of our (Rod and my) marriage, which I know will be successful. And even though it was my first house, Rod and I love it so much (in part because of this view) that it is the house that we plan to raise our family in. Hopefully, we will be successful at that too.

LOVE: Our Promise

Rod is the best husband! As a little girl, writing a list of all the qualities I wanted my future husband to have, I never in a million years would have come up with someone like Rod. I just didn't believe that men like him existed. He's gorgeous, smart, ambitious, funny (he makes me laugh every day), successful, sexy. He loves to cook and doesn't mind doing dishes or cleaning. We are truly partners in every aspect of our lives. He's unbelievable! But the most unbelievable part is that when I tell him that I'm the luckiest girl in the whole world, he tells me he's the lucky one. :) Before our wedding, we had our rings engraved. After the ceremony, in between taking pictures and joining the reception already underway, Rod and I slipped off our rings to see what the other had written. Much to our amusement, we both had the same sentiment inscribed: "I love you more". I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives trying to love each other more.


princess jen said...

I love that sentiment that you have engraved. And I love the rings in the palm of the hand. Your view? Fabulous! You worked hard and you've earned your success. Congratulations!

Lisa said...

Ok, Jen - you made me cry. Seriously. I have tears streaming down my face after reading this. Part prego hormones, part my "inhalish" weekend, part just how sweet that was. And it is a great picture!

Jen said...

Thank you both for your comments! Lisa, I'm sorry you have a bad V-day. Call me if you want someone to talk to. You know I love you!

Candace said...

Wow, your view is just amazing! And the engraving on your rings... magical.