About a month ago, I woke up out of a dead sleep, startled at what my mind had thought of unconsciously. To make sure I didn’t forget by morning, I ran to my desk in the dark, scribbled the word onto a blank piece of paper, and fell back into bed. The next morning when I went to turn my computer on, I saw the word that had woken me up 6 hours earlier- FIRE.
Panic started to creep its way back into my nerves. We are having our wedding in an area known for wildfires. Why didn’t that cross my mind before? What would we do if that happened? What would our guests do? And what about my grandparents- would they be ok? A million questions started racing through my mind- and once again- different venues started popping into my mind just in case. NO, NO, NO! Not venues again! Anything but venues.
To convince myself I was fretting for no reason, I “Googled” fires in that region… and oh that didn’t help. Because almost all the fires listed occurred in the month of October. October?!! No!! And if that wasn’t enough- they came with pictures like this to make me feel better.
My family and friends have since eased my worries. There’s nothing I can do about it, so there’s no use worrying… even though I still want to sometimes. But I’m not changing venues. I’m not reordering our invites with different information. And I’m going to marry my man up in the mountains dangit!
Have any of you had to worry about “mother nature”/ errr arsonists for your wedding?
Image via Fireupdate.com
- Corona/Big Bear
- Community Services Specialist
- Wedding Date:
- October, 2008
- Outside a rustic b&b in Big Bear Lake