My third New Year Resolution is to learn how to take better pictures. Mark's hobby is photography and before the digital revolution we kept a darkroom in our house. Now the darkroom is in boxes and he's more into videos and video editing. He has already given me one lesson in photography and I've seen improvements! I took this picture for Jonathan.
A little story: When Mark and I were first married, I felt like we knew each other so well. I have always found photography inspiring. It was something I really enjoyed, but never really pursued. Mark and I had been married for almost two years and out of the blue he told me he wanted to get back into photography. I was stunned. I thought I knew him so well, and to find out, he was really into photography in high school. He had all kinds of cool gear, different lenses, antique cameras. He even had darkroom equipment! He pulled out some photos he had taken in high school for a contest whene he won 3rd place!
There was this whole element of his life I had no idea about - an element that made me fall even more in love with him than I already was. I felt like God had given me a big gift by hiding this little surprise from me. Mark has continued to surprise me by his creativity and spontaneity throughout our marriage.
I learned so much through that incident. Before I was married, I never could understand how you could pledge to spend the REST of your life with one person. It scared me about getting married. We continue to keep learning, trying new things, having new experiences together, and it keeps our marriage from getting stale. Life's too short to let it be ordinary.