The Sun Did Shine …

27 Apr

The first of Liz’s high school friends got married yesterday.  It was a joyous occasion for Anni and Nick and we felt so honored that we could be a part of it.

It was so fun to walk in the door of the Holiday Inn and be met with smiles and hugs from so many of Liz’s friends … “The Girls” as they call themselves.  Everyone seemed genuinely surprised that we came.  I suppose that is a natural reaction.  But it’s times like these when I just take Liz out of the equation … and focus on the happiness of her friends. 

Liz was definitely on the minds of each of “The Girls” though, and it was so lovely that they shared that with me.  The weather forecast predicted for yesterday sounded horrible for a wedding … snow, rain, cold … not exactly what you want … but as the day went on, the clouds cleared and the sun came out.

As we drove to the reception I thought to myself, “I’m so glad the weather turned out so much better than I thought it would.”  Then I heard that familiar voice in my head say to me, “I did that!”  It made me smile and I thanked Liz for doing that and for letting me know.

Missy came to me and we talked about her impending college graduation in a few days and then our conversation came around to the day and the weather.

“You know, she said, when I got up this morning, I asked Liz to please make it a sunny day for Anni —  and, I think she did.”  I smiled and told Missy of my little conversation with Liz on the way to the reception.  Liz had made her presence known and when Missy and I shared our common experience it was validation for both of us that it was true.

So, Roger and I had a drink, danced a few dances, hugged and caught up with Liz’s friends, and even took our turn in the photo booth!  It was a great night and the three of us were very happy!

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