Another picture taken of my husband and I.
Not by the paparazzi of course, but by my own hands.
“Babe…you didn’t even smile”-Me
“Haha! What are you doing here? You’re hilarious! I love you!”-Me
What my loving and definitely humorous husband is doing in these moments is more than showing me love.
By taking pictures with me, my husband is making memories with me.
We don’t just take selfies while sitting on the couch at home. We take them when we are doing life and creating memories we want to remember.
The other night we were standing outside the Denver airport awaiting our ride. I had my phone out and decided to snap a picture of us.
I captured the moment because we were both thinking of standing there together almost 5 years ago when I got to meet some of his family for the first time.
While we waited there in 2011 in the same spot, there was this bizarre swarm of flies everywhere. We wondered if we were in Africa or Colorado. Every time we find ourselves in that same spot we laugh about that memory.
The pictures are a way of remembering good times and continuing to build happy memories upon them. I take pictures of us because I want to remember the happy times.
I’m not just seizing a moment, I’m reliving other great memories and forming more for the many times I’ll reflect on that picture in the future.
Romans 12:8-9 “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”
I want to hold tightly to what is good.
I want to make memories worth reflecting on.
My husband is honoring me with great love by taking pictures with me.
They become a living memory to view over and over again.
They will represent endless smiles for when the days are trying.
They’ll be warmth to my heart when we find ourselves in different locations and I miss him.
As I see his handsome face and often his goofy expressions, I’m reminded of why I said yes to marrying him.
I see the heart of an incredible man and the one who I’ll always stand with. I’m humbled by his love for me and I love being reminded of this.
This is why we take “selfies” and why we’ll keep on taking them. Even if the lighting is poor and I only get a goofy expression, they’re beautiful moments lived with the one I love.
By the way, I’ve been taking pictures like this for years before they were called “selfies” haha!
Go take a selfie with your spouse. Tell him or her that it’s a love note that they won’t have to write or a nice dinner they don’t have to plan.
Oh and guys–give her a smile when she asks for one or at the very least put up a goofy expression ☺️