We have a young couple from the NWT living with us until they get their feet planted. It's a big change for them. They've come to Whitehorse for a new life.
They accompanied me on my latest drive from the NWT back to Whitehorse. It was that time of year when the rivers carry the heat of summer, but the air carries the coolness of fall. The warm water and cool air meet in the night, filling the valleys with a thick blanket of fog.
We left early in the early morning, before the fog was burned off by the warmth of the sun. This was the view that awaited us when we arrived at the Petitot River Bridge.
Now, I cannot look at this picture without thinking of the young couple from the NWT. In all of our lives, we come to bridges where the choice to cross is ours and ours alone. We don't always know what waits for us on the other side but we hope its something great. For the young couple from the NWT it's the chance for a bright future full of opportunity.
It would have been so easy for them to stay where they were, surrounded by what they've always known. Goodness knows, that's what most people do. But they had the hope and - more importantly -the courage to strike out across that bridge in search of their dream.
I have a feeling that they're going to discover something spectacular on the other side.