Today’s Reverb 10 prompt: 

December 3 – Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

This was an easy one. I actually came up with it late at night on December 2.  (The prompts come the night before, so I had already started mulling it over for the next day.) The moments I feel most alive are those when I suddenly step out of the moment and realize where I am in my life. I’m married. To an amazing man. A few years ago, I was waiting for God to introduce some guy into my life, and it seems like just yesterday. Now, all of a sudden, I’ve got a ring on my finger and the best guy I could ever imagine sharing life with me. 

I realized this moment late at night on December 2, when Chris and I were trying to fall asleep, and we somehow gave that up and started talking about our new place. Things we needed to get…. decorations we wanted to put up… but the majority of the conversation was spent talking about what options we had for a home network so we could go back and forth between our laptops and a server for when we have gazillions of RAW files from our many photo shoots as professional photographers.

That’s a moment right there. And some of you may think I’m totally joking (and I don’t blame you, because my husband and I are quite possibly psycho nerds), but that really was a moment, as I was snuggling up to him and talking this over, that I thought, this is what I waited for. Conversations like this with a guy who understands my passions and wants to fulfill my dreams, because they’re his dreams too. 

PS- Oh yeah, our new place! The appraisal went through last week, so things are looking really good! We actually have to get a second appraisal because of the way our loan is structured, but we’re optimistic since the first went so well. If all falls nicely into place, we should be moving in over Christmas break!)