The Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreams

This week’s photo challenge is the elusive subject, dreaming. Although the approach to the challenge is to find the perfect shot that represents this theme by selecting a long-range, slightly out of focused shot, I thought instead I’d use this challenge metaphorically and title it Dreams. For we all have hopes and dreams that start very young in our life and if we are lucky, we are able to  fulfill them.

For me, one such dream that I had hoped for as a little girl, was to find a soul mate who I’d walk down the aisle in a beautiful long flowing white dress and live happily ever after. Perhaps I’d read too many fairytales as a little girl, but it was something I always dreamed of having in my life.

I wanted to find a soul mate who would love me unconditionally, who would be there by my side for the good and the bad, and who would share my days with love and joy.

At the time, the children weren’t even in the picture. Not that I didn’t want them, but it was more the thought of finding my true love, my best friend and my soul mate.  I was completely happy on my own being single. Yet I felt like some part of me was missing. When I met my future husband Paul during my early twenties, I realized that I had found what I was looking for. The missing link that completed me and made me whole.

My father and Grandfather giving me away at my wedding. July 8, 2000.

Our first toast as husband and wife and to the dreams of our future that lay ahead….

We spent three weeks traveling around Greece on our honeymoon. This picture is of me in Santorini where I’m writing about all my hopes and dreams for the future in my journal. Did I complete them yet? Some yes, others no.

Watching the sunset and looking towards the future.

Newly weds starting out our lives together and imagining our dreams for the future.

We all have hopes and dreams. Some we achieve, while others we don’t. It is the hope that keeps us alive and keeps us dreaming. Carpe Diem.

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    • Thank you Rory! These are 12 year old pictures that I had to scan and are a bit fuzzy. Perhaps that adds to the dreamlike nature of them. Thanks again! :_)

      • THanks! What a place for a honeymoon huh? I told my husband that we had to come back for our 10 year anniversary and its been 12 years now. Oh well! Someday! You would love the Greek Isles as it is a photographers dream. The kind of place I wish I actually had a real camera and knew how to take professional quality photos like you!

      • What a place indeed, I think I’m going to have to add it to my bucket list. Oh, you have to go back and then you can take some new photos and do a then and now. You have definitely moved Greece up on my list of countries to visit with this post and maybe I too will get there with my camera. Someday 🙂

    • Thank you! We’re still together after 12 years. Of course married life isn’t always easy especially once we had kids and hardly have any time together. But it is important to remember why we made that commitment to each other in the first place! 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful post and such a loving tribute to your husband. My heart is filled just looking at the photographs. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    • So glad you liked it Myra! Yes we all have hopes and dreams, but when it comes down to it I believe the simplest dreams in life are the most rewarding. 🙂

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  5. Beautiful photos Nicloe. The fuzziness does add to the feel. You couldn’t have chosen a better place to start living your dream 🙂

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