Today the Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to select an image that represents change. Looking through my pictures this morning I realized that while my life has been filled with twists, turns, evolutions and surprises I have very few photos capturing these occasions. I thought about the big family moments of birthdays, graduations, weddings and funerals but decided while they were important milestones for me they didn’t make a very interesting post. Next I found a fun but embarrassing snapshot from the first party I attended with my husband 20 years ago. It was Halloween and I was in costume as a character from the original Star Trek series while John was dressed as a priest. I might get over the miniskirt and post it later… stay tuned.
Finally I settled on these two photos taken on a picture perfect August morning in Bellingham, Washington. 2005 was a year full of changes for us as my husband moved through several jobs and by this point in the summer he was unemployed. We were stressed and broke but still wanted to find a way to celebrate our anniversary. My parents graciously invited us to spend the night on their boat while they watched our son and this was the view we enjoyed with our morning coffee.
After two beautiful days away from our troubles we returned home to a message waiting for John with a full-time job offer. He accepted Monday morning and has been employed with the same company since that day so these quiet, still images actually represent a huge moment of change for our family.
For more great stories and pictures of change please see The Weekly Photo Challenge: Change.