above, my little sophia sits on grandma and grandpa's backyard porch swing. she is getting so big, so fast.
the porch swing now resides in my parents backyard, yet it wasn't always so. it was built by hand some 16 years ago. simple yet significant - it might be the most important thing i've ever made.
the swing was an integral element of a larger plan. i was getting ready to propose (telling the entirety of that story is best saved for another time). for now, what matters is that my best friend and i had assembled the swing out on a seculded ocean side bluff. there it patiently stood tall, some two hundred feet above the waves and sand below.
early one sunday morning i hiked kelly out to that spot. while she sat on the swing, i got down on one knee. with nervousness and excitement i asked the question of all questions - will you marry me? i am so glad that she said yes!