I was supposed to be on a plane to LA this morning. Instead, as I left Whidbey Island, I had an overwhelming sense of thankfulness that I wasn't. In April, I tentatively booked a wedding that took place today, the contract was signed and all proceeded as usual. In August, they cancelled on me. Initially, I was frustrated, because weddings are my only real source of income. Freelancing for photography is a lot tougher than what it may seem, since I post photos daily, but most of my work comes during the late spring and early summer months, before trickling into nothingness for winter. I had to get over it though, because there was nothing I could do about their change of plans. My fear of income loss had to be supplanted by trust that there was something better on the horizon.
After shooting a wedding for over 12 hours yesterday, my body was exhausted this morning. I know looking at things now, that I wouldn't have been able to handle the flight and another wedding immediately after the one I shot yesterday. About a month ago, in the incredible way that I believe God works, I was given an opportunity that I could handle today. I had a chance to work with an old friend from my high school days, spending some time with his wonderful family. When I thought I would have nothing, something came. As I look back on it, I'm really grateful that the LA wedding didn't happen. After working with Nick and Carly and their children today, I know that I was supposed to stay here, in Washington and do exactly what I did.
In all things, give thanks. You never know where your next blessing is going to come your way. Today was exactly that and I'm so thankful. #UntilWeMeetAgainProject Day 29.