What happens when a special moment is captured only in our memory? No witnesses or cameras present to record the details. Does that make it any less significant? Social pressures to perfectly capture life events may unintentionally cause us not to be fully present in the experience, worrying more about the perception of others than our own happiness.
There is a big difference between living in the moment and living to make sure the moment is flawlessly planned and documented. Personally, I love taking photos and reminiscing later while looking at said photos. That is not a bad thing, but I am working to focus more on being fully present in my life circumstances. Realizing that even if I don’t get that perfect picture, the true beauty of the memory is stored in my heart forever.
My husband and I were recently discussing this notion, and he reminded me that the memory of when he proposed belongs only to us…
The ring was purchased
Permission asked and given
No plan in place
Waiting for the right moment
An evening drive~no big production
Castle in the park~no cameras~no witnesses
One kneeling and asking~One crying and accepting
Ready to take the next step
A forever commitment
Twenty-five years of marriage~the memory clear and sweet
Shared only by the two