A couple of days ago, I posted a picture to my personal Facebook account. I’ve gotten a few questions about it, so I thought I would share the story here.
Several years ago, my little family took a trip to Rome. As we were touring the streets, we came across a fence lined with locks and on these locks were names and dates. I was totally intrigued so asked our tour guide what the deal was. He said that people get married at the church around the corner and then come and put a lock with the date on the fence just outside the church. He waived his hand as if to dismiss the whole idea as a little childish, but I was thrilled! HOW NEAT!
Over the years, I’ve been on a search for more of these “locks” and I’ve seen a few scattered at various places. Mostly just a couple here and there and even some being cut off of a famous tower in Florence. We were going to search out the “lock bridge” while in Prague, but never got around to it.
Earlier this month, my family took a little trip to Cologne to visit the Christmas Market. As we are getting ready to leave the next day, my hubby says that he wanted to stop by the “lock bridge” on the way out.
WHAT?!! There is a lock bridge?! Oh, how awesome!
Off we go, and find parking pretty easily. This my friends, is the ULTIMATE lock bridge. And by Ultimate, I mean most awesome, fantastic, biggest, longest, billions of locks, I’ve EVER seen. It seriously took my breath.
So I’m going a little “snap happy” taking tons of shots of the different locks that I think are pretty neat. Old ones, new ones, fancy ones, plain ones.
My hubby taps me on the shoulder and says, “Hey Staci, look at this one.” I turn and in his hands is a lock with two keys.
I can tell you for a fact that right at that moment, my heart melted and rolled right out onto that bridge.
So not only did I get to see the best “lock bridge” in the world, but my love is locked on there as well.
He is the most amazing man, and totally “gets” me. I have been blessed.
And if you decide to visit the bridge in Cologne, please don’t step in my heart. I was so happy, I didn’t even reach down and scoop it up.