I sat in my parent’s living room, surrounded by several stacks of large photo albums. Although I had seen the photograph of me a hundred times before, I really started thinking about the old bridge where this photo was taken so many years ago.
My dad built this bridge for me where I could ride my go-cart to my grandparent’s house next door. In addition to lots of go-cart rides, it also was the structure for me and my friends to play on. Don’t laugh, but it’s also where I set-up an automatic timer and took MY OWN senior photos. (Please, no embarrassing comments from my friends who actually received one and, to this day, still make fun of me!) When I thought back to this picture, it made me so thankful that, not only me, but my kids have also been able to make their own memories on the bridge.
The photo below was inspired by“Dear Photograph”. If you haven’t heard about it yet, grab a few tissues and check out their website.
Wow!! I have so many memories of that bridge too! Go-carts and your huge wooden swing…
PERFECT! I love it. You’re lucky to have old photographs and places that you loved as a kid and can still visit.
Christy, love this post. I think that’s the same outfit from your senior pics too. You were such a rebal taking your own senior pictures. You know I love you and I love that bridge. Many memories with you and your family there.
That is really a great picture of a great memory. I am going to be digging through some pics so I can do this also. Thanks for sharing.
oh the bridge…definitely full of memories. i’m guessing the big old swing is gone.
How PERFECT! i love the pic… you’re precious! And i love the story behind it. Its just precious!
What an amazing photograph! I am totally going to scour my old pics and do this as well. How fascinating!!
thought about you after watching Bridge to Teribithiah, althought he movie has nothing to do with the ALL the memories, it still reminded me of the bridge, so glad you shared this 😉