When I was working for Ella Publishing Co., I was invited to participate in a project to promote the release of a wonderful book titled Dear Photograph by Taylor Jones. I was looking for my submission last night since we're moving back to F.E. Warren AFB, and I wanted to remember what I had written back in 2012:
I stood here on the hotel steps on a house hunting trip to Cheyenne in April 2000, wishing like anything that I could live in one of these beautiful historic old houses (but knowing the two year waiting list made that impossible). I never could have imagined that 12 years later, my home would be the house with the side porch peeking out from behind the cottonwood trees on the most beautiful circle imaginable. Even though it's only temporary until the Air Force sends us somewhere else, I am grateful.
I now have a p.s. to add:
p.s. 16 years later, we're moving into that house next door. (!!)
Seriously—the odds of me taking a photo of not just one but TWO places we'd be living in the future? That's pretty far-fetched. And yet, there you have it.
You can check out the many wonderful submissions to Dear Photograph here, and follow along on Instagram, too. I am excited for the many opportunities to run around and take some new Dear Photograph photos since we'll be living in a place where we have an actual history again : )