I always tell brides and grooms that sometimes the best memories are the ones that were not supposed to happen–the flower girl laying in the middle of the aisle, the crazy 100-year rainstorm, the couple that got so sick they had to visit the ER to get hydrated. Now, I know that is not always fun (hee hee), but think about how you will remember that. specific. day. You always will and it gives you a funny story (barring no disasters). This is chapter in your book. You own the rights to all the glorious mishaps and beautiful moments that make up this thing called life and marriage. I know that everyone wants a gorgeous sunny day where God sends a halo of light down on the two of you and the squirrels and rabbits are singing in the background but think of how you will laugh when your drunk best man botches the speech and throws up later. (not that it has happened)
When I think of Covid 19, I don’t think it is the equivalent to the best man getting drunk (so don’t write me), but I do think it is part of the story of all of our lives. Some more tragically than others. We’ve been living with this virus for the better part of a year, it is part of our collective history. When Jody and David first set out to plan their wedding they did not anticipate having to cut the guest list or social distance or wear a mask the whole time in the church. And it may not be the wedding they planned but they are joining their lives in a glorious union. The rabbits may not be singing in the background, and you may not hear a speech through the mask but that does not take away from the fact that these two are becoming one. One in the good the bad and the ugly, one in the loud and one in the quiet times, one in the tragedy and one in the comedy of this thing called life. In other words, “for better or for worse…in sickness and in health.” I am so ready to capture it. Congratulations David and Jody.