Try canoeing in the rain! Yes, yesterday was quite the adventure. And Max showed me for the millionth time why I love him. We were so excited for this canoeing trip, something we had been looking forward to all week. The weather wasn't the best, but the sun made an appearance, so we decided to stick to our schedule. The moment we arrived to our destination, the sun popped out of nowhere. You can only imagine how happy we were to see the sun’s face. We immediately felt very content with our decision to stick with our plan.
Everything was going well. The scenery was beautiful- as expected. And we were doing a really good job at maneuvering the canoe. It was perfect...until about an hour and a half in.
It started to sprinkle. No big deal – I mean we're already on water. Then abruptly, out of nowhere, there comes this big storm. Thundering, lightning, and heavy rain! Yes, in the middle of nowhere in this big river, with no one in sight. We quickly decided to stop the canoe, and to find cover. We found a large rock that I attempted to tuck under. The heavy rain continued, with no signs of ending.
As the hard rain poured down, Max tried his very best to keep me from getting wet. The rock I attempted to hide under was not really getting the job done, so he stood there next to me, curving his back in an attempt to block the rain.
My heart cried as he endured the hard, cold rain. Not once did he complain about being cold, but he repeatedly advised me to stay put under the rock and that we would wait until the rain stopped. We did just that. Waited. Waited. And waited. After about 30 minutes, in the middle of nowhere, drenched in rain, I looked up and was simply reminded why I married him. This is marriage. This is love.
There will be rainy days, bad days, and sad days. Remain put, be patient, and the sun will make its way out. I am thankful for this small reminder.