The Importance of That First Picture Together

Most of my friends have that picture with their significant other as their home screen wallpaper on their phones, and all the while I would sit there, wishing I had the same.  Due to my forgetful nature, and the fact I only see my boyfriend twice a month due to the fifty miles between us, I had never gotten a picture of us until recently.

It was important to me, obviously, because the thought of being able to see the man I love everyday, even if it was on my phone, was something I needed. It wasn’t because all my friends had it…I only envied them for a while because they had it and they didn’t seem to realise how important it was…

When my boyfriend finally remembered we needed a photo (and I had failed to remember yet again), it was when we were at the train station, and his train was rolling in.  It was a moment torn between ‘get on your freaking train before you miss it!’ and ‘get the camera out right now!’.  He shoved his phone in my hand, and since I couldn’t quite reach the button with my thumb to take it, he had to press the button while I held the phone in place.  I’m ridiculously proud of the fact that we took the picture together, and even though the picture is slightly grainy, I love it to bits. I love the way we fit together, and how close we are.  Seeing it makes me smile, and it…kinda makes it easier.

It makes it easier when I can’t turn around and start talking to him, and when I need my cuddle but he’s not there to snuggle with.  It makes it easier, despite the cold distance, to be able to see a picture of us together, happy.  It’s a reminder that it’s all worth it.

Since that first picture together we have more, and even videos.  It’s all happy memories, and I am incredibly happy to have them on my phone and my laptop…and my memory stick XD Simply because it’s us.  So next time your girl wants a picture, or your friends want to see one or whatever…just get one.  Or twenty!

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