my christmas surprise


As I unwrapped a gift from my boyfriend, Phil, thoughts of what it could be kept running through my head. Something to decorate my apartment? UGG Slippers? Jewelry wrapped in a large box? We talked about not spending a lot on Christmas gifts this year, so I was expecting something within our gift limit.

As I tore back the colorful holiday paper, I did a double take at the exposed box as I read (and re-read and re-read it again…) to see a Nikon 24 – 70 mm f2.8 lens. I looked at Phil and was in complete shock. But moments later, I was just a like a little kid….beaming as I looked at my unwrapped gift and cradled it like a new baby (I mean this lens IS my new baby).

The lens is such a special and generous gift, but the lens stands for so much more than just another piece of Nikon gear in my bag. It was Phil’s way of telling me that my dreams are within reach and that he believed in me. And for that, I am truly the luckiest girl in the world.

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