What to do With the Unexpected

If there’s anything we can expect from weddings, big events, and life in general it’s the arrival of the unexpected. But, when life takes an unexpected turn why do we tend to look at it as a negative? Bonnie Wireback Photography writes in her blog the amazing story of this couple who’s entire journey together surfaced from the unexpected and only continued to bring more unanticipated happiness because they tackled it together. 

Behold, one of the most romantic love stories I have had the honor to photograph.  The bride, a single mother, jumped on Facebook one day to lament about the dearth of good men in her life and even went as far to ask where all the good men are.  Rhetorically speaking, of course.

Like the archetypal Hero to this love story, who should come chiming into the post…but our groom.  He tells her to come to Florida.   He’s a good man.  He could be the one she is searching for.

She does.

And he is.

Their relationship bloomed.  And bloomed.  And bloomed.  Until they find themselves a little family of three living in their dream home in Delaware, planning their wedding.  Planning their future.  Then….life strayed from the path.  Again.

But in the best way possible.

She became pregnant with their son.  Their second son.

Shortly after this celebration of unity, the newest piece to their life puzzle came into being and showed….life may be unpredictable but it can also be so wonderfully perfect.

All this to say: There’s no need to face the unexpected with shame, anger, or disappointment. Just know that it’s a step forward. When you and the one you love take on life together, that makes all the difference.


Photography – Bonnie Wireback Photography with J. Parsons Photography

Venue – Irish Eyes Pub of Lewes

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