Several years ago I scribbled these words on the back of a ceremony script while the rain poured down and guests stepped over puddles:
“Nobody plans for rain on their wedding day. But I actually believe it is a blessing to be juggling umbrellas and discussing “Plan B” as you begin your marriage.
This is what marriage is.
We don’t get to control all the external circumstances in our life, but we do get to choose how we react and how we relate to those we love.
We get to choose to focus on what matters most. And what matters most is right here, right now.”
I’ve carried these words tucked in the back of my wedding binder ever since — for days like today, when the sky opens up moments before an outdoor garden ceremony is scheduled to begin.
I believe these words with all my heart.
(Today, I’m happy to say, we were able to have an outdoor ceremony…after the rain passed.)