Tonight was one of those moments.
The egyptian and I enjoyed a wonderful night doing two of our favorite things. YES - it may seem boring to many of you, but it falls within our comfort zone. It was as simple as dinner and a movie.
We have experienced many of those moments in the four years we have known one another. The picture you see above is of my chubby little hands, with my engagement ring on. As I was putting my ring on tonight, I thought to myself, I still remember how giddy he was when he put this on my hand for the first time. He was so nervous, and excited. We laughed and he smiled so brightly. The moment, frozen in time, was a beautiful, serene, simple and honest moment. No - there were no theatrics with standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower, or cutting through a piece of cake to find it there. It was exactly what it was meant to be, a question and an answer. We sat in his tiny apartment in Alexandria, Egypt - in his little bedroom, with his step father watching from the door. We were not dressed up, we were not even really all that prepared. But it was the most beautiful moment for us.
With everything that is going on, with my feelings and his dreams, and our friends and family wanting different things for us, sliding that ring on my finger tonight reminded me of all the good I have with him.
Tonight, the movie we chose to see was "Love & Other Drugs." At the very end, the main character is watching a video he took of his estranged girlfriend. She is laying there, explaining how - it does not matter if this moment never returned, she would always remember how the air felt, the smells, his smile.. she would savor it (essentially) and record it to memory.
My eyes teared up at this. I had JUST thought about that very sentiment. Later, as he and I were driving to go to dinner, we talked about all of the good moments we have had. Moments, no one else will ever understand or know. Luckily, I have a few pics of those moments...
Many more, will remain in a very private place, my memory.
This is the night we had our wedding reception in Georgia. We stopped, just a moment - I held up the camera and we just smiled. True, happiness.
He napped this funny picture of me at the Zoo. We decided
to spend the day there, and ended up having the time of our lives. This pic sort of captures how i felt!
This was taken during on of our many walks along the Mediterranean Sea. One of the few moments we had, just the two of us. Speaking of our dreams.
The night of our reception, with our closest friends at the time. We were walking down the streets of downtown Macon.
With his family and friends in Egypt.
The afternoon spent at Alexander the Great's castle. We were both pearing through a little window.
At a cafe in EGypt
Enjoying a little fun at a Karaoke bar in Birmingham
The night out with friends in Egypt..
Just little moments.. but they are all mine.
What about you? Describe some of your favorite moments.