“Into every life, a little rain must fall.” “You must have rain to have rainbows.”
We know all the perky sayings.They are supposed to remind us that rainy days don’t always have to get you down.
But, the one day that you don’t want any rain falling … whether it’s going to make rainbows or not … is your wedding day.
Since she had been a little girl, Marilia had dreamed of having the perfect fairytale wedding. She had everything planned out except for the groom.
Then she met Matheus and it all came together. He asked her to marry him, she said yes, and she set about planning the perfect wedding.
The day dawned. And it began to rain. And it rained, and rained, and rained.
So much that their beautiful outdoor wedding had to be quickly moved indoors.
Marilia was disappointed, but she had come to realize that Matheus was what mattered more than a perfect wedding.
She knew he was still going to be standing there waiting for her when she got to the makeshift altar. And love was the most important thing in the world after all, not a perfect wedding.
So, she walked down the aisle to meet him with a genuine smile on her face.
She didn’t know that an uninvited guest had wandered into the room to get out of the rain. Groomsmen had shooed him outside moments before Marilia walked down the aisle.
As Marilia and Matheus exchanged their vows, the persistent intruder entered the room again. This time Marilia saw his face, and she told the ushers to let him stay. It was too wet and cold outside to make him leave.
No, the intruder hadn’t come inside hoping to stop the wedding when the officiant asked if anyone knew just cause why the couple should not be united in marriage.
And he hadn’t come inside because he was harboring a secret love for Marilia. He came inside because he simply had no where else to go.
The intruder was a stray dog!
Once he realized that Marilia had been the one to say he could stay, the very wet and muddy dog went immediately to her side. And with a huge sigh of relief he plopped down.
Right in the middle of the long flowing, pristinely white train.
Luckily, the bride didn’t mind. By this time, everyone in the room was in love with the shaggy mutt.
There probably wasn’t a soul there that would have turned him back out into the rain again. (Although a couple of them likely wished he had found a different place to sleep.)
The ceremony ended, and the reception began. The dog, who the couple had begun to call “Snoop” made the rounds, getting to know everyone in the room.
The event finally ended and the couple began to look for Snoop. They decided he could come home with them.
After all, he had had an important role in the most important day of their lives. How could they put him back out on the street?
Sadly, Snoop had taken it on himself to not wear out his welcome. He had let himself back out and was nowhere to be found.
It was the only unhappy moment in the day when they left to go home without Snoop.
Over the next week, they continued their search for him.
Finally, they asked someone who told them they thought they knew where Snoop hung out.
The couple raced to the area and there he was.
They brought him back home with them and for the first time, probably ever in his life, Snoop had a home, good food, and a bed and yard of his own.
The wedding day may not have gone so well, weather-wise. But, it was certainly a hit when it came to bonding a family together.
Now, their little family of three is as content as can be, heading into their “happily ever after.”
Source: Little Things