Sunday, December 13, 2009

five photos in five days: photo #1.

Life has an interesting way of doing whatever the hell it wants, regardless of your opinion. And by "interesting," I actually mean "WTF?"

Back in August, some life events occurred that caused a painful and sudden separation between me and the Ross-a-tron. I won't go into details, as I believe in protecting the intimate and deeply personal experiences that resulted due to those life events, but I will say that my heart was utterly broken. Many of you felt that pain through my words here. And I thank you for all of the love and support you showed to me during that time.

Months later, in October, more life events occurred that caused a hopeful and life-changing reunion between me and the Ross-a-tron. Like any relationship, there are ebbs and flows, mountains and valleys, sun and rain. Our relationship has not been spared from them. And for that, I can say, I am grateful. Painful as some of those difficult times can be, they often lead to stronger, deeper, and more blessed unions.

The photo above, taken last night at a Christmas party, is a testament to new beginnings. Just as Advent is a time of waiting, a time of preparation for something new, something amazing, so can be the moments of a relationship.

with love from Pittsburgh,
Laura

5 lovely bits o' feedback.:

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Darling picture - I can see the happiness!

Chris said...

I'm so glad to see you looking so happy!

krista said...

oh, the ebbs and flows. sometimes i wish happily ever after was the way things were. even though i know it's not possible. but then i remember that nothing worth anything is without strife.

L said...

thanks, everyone!

and, yes, krista--you're so right. nothing worth anything is without strife. even if you think that strife will kill you.

the joy has returned. yay!

xoxo,
Laura

Jason said...

From an outside perspective, the two of you couldn't look happier. Calm. Kind. At-ease.