Thursday evening Craig came home from work but had forgotten something in the car. When I asked what it was, he simply said, “I got us coffees”. I was in the middle of reheating my 10am coffee for the 5th time… #momlife and when I told him this, he quickly responded with “well don’t pour it out!”
A minute later he walked into the kitchen and put a gigantic McBain camera bag on the kitchen island. The look on my face was probably a good mix between bewilderment and total excitement! I asked him what it was……. and he put his hand on the top of the bag to prevent me from ripping into it and asked, “what do you want it to be?” It took me a couple milliseconds to think about it and I quickly squealed “a full frame camera!!!”
We don’t usually give each other extravagant gifts… in fact we are pretty cheap, practical and to some extent frugal with our spending. So when I opened up the bag and pulled out the Canon Mark III, I almost just stuck it right back into the bag!
Craig is my absolute best friend and has supported me in everything that I have chosen to do. I am a better person today because of him and this gift is so much more than just a really fabulous camera. This act of kindness is affirmation that he truly believes in me and wants me to pursue my passion. He is not just taking on the role of “passive bystander” but instead is actively enabling and empowering me. Bottom line: I’ve got a really amazing man in my life 🙂