Once upon a time, about 5 years ago, I met my husband. It may sound corny, but what a sweet time. While being married is so much better in so many ways, there is something so special about falling in love. The awkwardness at first. The coffee “study” dates where we ended up talking for hours about music and books and our dreams and beliefs. The butterflies when we realized our feelings were mutual….
Well, all of this happened in one town. One special, small, quaint town. Belton, Texas. This magical town is where we met, dated, broke up, dated again, fell in love, got engaged, and got married.
So I was inspired by Pinterest long ago to make a tribute to our special town. And recently, I did it! And the project was free! The best kind.
Now that there are those fancy smart phones I didn’t really need the map of Texas in my car anymore. (Let’s hope I didn’t just jinx myself.) So, here is how I made it into a tribute to our love.
Here is what I assembled for this project:
I already had a frame, a floating frame, so I needed to mat the map section on something. Like the back of scrapbook paper.
So I cut out the scrapbook paper. Then I assessed the map. I wanted to include significant areas of Central Texas around Belton (like Waco, the hubs’ home town and where we lived for a year, and Austin, where we just moved from). So I cut out the map section and taped it to the back of the scrapbook paper.
Then, I took out my red marker and drew a heart over Belton. Obviously it’s significant, I mean did you listen to me blab forever about it? Also, it’s teeny tiny on the map.
I stuck it in the frame and hung it on the wall in our bedroom. I love it. He loves it. I love remembering.
Remembering is so important. It helps us to see how far we’ve come together. How through all that happens in life, we are here together. It may have started simple, talking about baseball and Coldplay, but those talks turned into a life together. A wonderful life.
I love remembering the beginning so I can truly appreciate the present.