The other day my husband and I were coming back from a business meeting when he suddenly decided to stop by the side of the highway and take pictures of me on an old bridge. I’d been on that bridge before and remembered how I felt as the bridge swayed with each step I took.
“Are you sure you want to do this?” I asked. “That bridge is even older now…and what if I fall in the river?”
“Where’s your spirit of adventure?” he replied. “I promise you that no-one is falling in the river!”
Grabbing his camera, he came around to my side of the car and opened the door. “Let’s do this while the sun is still shining!”
He went ahead of me to test the bridge and called out, “It’s is sturdy as can be!”
I went on the bridge very cautiously noticing that a lot of the wood planks looked like they were about to break. As I walked, the bridge started to swing very slightly, not a great thing for someone who deals with bouts of vertigo. I looked down at the river and wondered to myself, “If I fall will I hopefully miss the rocks? Will Richard be able to rescue me as I’m floating down the river?”
My husband a.k.a The Photographer snapped me back to reality and gave me instructions on where to stand. “Perfect!” he said as he took a few pictures. “The sun looks like a halo over you!”
He studied the pictures for a moment. “These might be the GREATEST pictures I’ve ever taken of you in 35 years of marriage.”
He looked at me and asked, “Aren’t you glad we took time out of our busy day for a little adventure?”
I looked at my husband’s grinning face and saw that 25 year old guy I fell madly in love with all those years ago.
Flashing my biggest smile (which he didn’t catch on camera but that’s ok ) …I replied, “It was our BEST one ever!”
Then, I made my way (slowly) to the end of the bridge and back to our car on the side of the busy highway.