Prompt: In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture which means PATTERN to you!
My photo appears to be uninteresting when one looks at it. It is a piece of material with a soft blue-gray color. As you can see it looks like there is a lace background, interspersed with sparkles that are like the stars that appear in the sky on a clear night.
You might think that this is not such an awe-inspiring pattern and wonder why I would choose to display it.
The reason I am doing this is that this small sample of a somewhat simple pattern represents to me anticipation, excitement and of celebration. This July my husband an I will celebrate our 50th anniversary. While that is half a century and therefore for most, a long period of time, some days it seems like just yesterday that we joined our hearts and lives in marriage. I was only 18 and he was 21. We had no idea really of what lay ahead for us, but we knew that we wanted to share whatever it was.
We had hopes of a family and were blessed with three children, who now have children of their own. The path was not always an easy one but we met each challenge as it came, and discovered so much about each other, life and our faith. Without our faith and belief that God intended us to be together, it would have been easy to give up but with perseverance, patience, forgiveness and communication we did not and we will remember that day fifty years ago, this coming July.
So how does that little piece off material have to do with all of this? It is that we are celebrating with a beautiful trip to Aruba and I wanted to have a very special dress for our special day. I wanted to feel like I did that one day when I wore another special dress; one that made me feel like a princess. Call me sentimental and nostalgic.
Well, I don’t suppose at my age I would consider myself to now be a princess, but it will make me feel perhaps a little like a ‘queen’!