I could tell you about how beautiful Kaitlan’s dress was.
I could write about how these were the wedding shoes she had picked out.
I could tell you about her fun and crazy bridesmaids.
I could write about how beautiful all the beautiful people were.
I could write about how gorgeous Stone Oak Ranch was.
I could write about Gabe dying to sneak a peak of Kaitlan before she even made it to the aisle.
I could write about how much I love this moment.
Or how much I love this moment.
But I’d rather talk about the wedding “shoes” Kaitlan ended up wearing.
I’d rather tell you about her spirit NEVER NOT ONCE being heavy as it looked like it might rain all throughout her wedding day.
I’d rather tell you how Kaitlan’s mood was infectious, and her bridesmaids could not help but rejoice with her despite the rain.
I’d rather talk about how it stopped raining just long enough for their ceremony.
How this moment is my favorite both for the look of joy on their faces, and the look of “GET GOING” her sister-in-law gave the ring bearer as it was his turn to exit.
I’d rather tell you about a bride and groom who never once worried about what the rain and mush and wet was doing to their shoes and clothes.
I’d rather tell you about a couple who, despite Hurricane Harvey coming hard for their wedding day, fought back.
They didn’t fight back by changing plans or locations, but by changing their hearts.
Rather than let the day become about the rain, they made sure the day remained about their commitment.
“Even if it’s raining we are getting married outside,” she told me.
“Even if it’s muddy I’m walking down that aisle.”
The best marriages are not the ones that avoid the storms of life.
Every marriage has storms.
The best marriages are the ones that hold to each other during the storms.
The best marriages are the ones that lean into the storms together.
The best marriages are the ones that say bring on the rain,
because the rain will not stop me from being married to that person right there.