11.12.2012

Expectations

Taken by my love. 
I will treasure this photo forever. This is the type of photo that you dream of showing your daughter and granddaughters when your face is full of wisdom in the form of wrinkles. My husband took this photo yesterday. It is of me, in my wedding dress. I will never forget this day as long as I live.


The reason my husband offered to do this photo shoot for me is because I was a little disappointed in the photos from my wedding day that our photographer shot. Tears were shed when I went through the hundreds of pictures that following week-not a single shot of just me in my wedding dress- the one I expected to have to show my children and grandchildren. My husband graciously offered to take some photos of me in my dress. His exact words were, "easy fix". 


Hindsight is 20-20, I'm learning this lesson a lot these past few weeks. The moments I shared with my husband yesterday are reflected in the photos. Moments we may not have ever shared if my expectations had been different of what my wedding photos should look like at the end of the day.  Tears that may have never been shed if my expectations had been different as well. I've been realizing that my own expectations of what my life should look like are my biggest hurdle in life.

I leave you with a quote for this week:
Expectation is the root of all heartache. -Shakespeare

This post is dedicated to my husband. No words can describe how much I love you.
More photos to come...