Thirteen years ago today, Eric and I were joined in marriage. We were talking this morning, and one week from today, it will have been nineteen years since our first date.
The weather today kind of reminds me of our wedding day. It was cooler and rainy. It literally poured down rain during our ceremony. We could hear the deluge from inside the church. At the time, I wondered what it all meant. I heard some people say that it was good luck to have it rain on your wedding day. I suppose that was to make the newlyweds feel better about it, because there were also people who said it was an indicator of a stormy marriage.
I don't really believe in luck and I don't believe the weather can predict the future. A stormy marriage? Maybe. More like, we've weathered a lot of storms together. And we've grown up in our faith and in our love for each other. There is a comfort in knowing that the person you chose so many years ago has proven to be a true friend, supporter and partner.
Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!