Weddings are special.
They are happy but solemn occasions.
You make your plans but you cannot organise the weather.
Tiree is often referred to as the Hawaii of the north.
Today, however, was a reminder that we don’t always have blue skies.
When the ferry arrived the sky was grey and the wind was gusting at 38mph.
In the summer the ferry normally calls twice at Tiree on a Wednesday.
It sails from Oban to Coll and Tiree and then on to Barra.
It then returns via Tiree and Coll to Oban.
Due to the weather forecast the sailing to Barra was cancelled.
Those expecting to return to Oban in the evening were disappointed.
It meant anyone arriving today and returning to Oban must stay overnight.
Thankfully the ferry berthed at Tiree.
Those travelling for the wedding safely arrived.
The photographers understood their over night stay was unavoidable.
They must be pleased that so far no alert has been issued for tomorrow’s sailing.
The wedding venue was Balevullin.
Sadly by the time of the wedding the rain had come on.
Not to be beaten the wedding party went outside for some photographs.
The weather was a powerful reminder that life is not always blue skies.
Whether married or single there are grey stormy occasions.
Relationships can and do face challenges.
Promises can and will be tested.
But God’s love never fails.
May the sun shine on you in the coming days.
This is Life-on-Tiree
This is my commandment:
Love each other in the same way I have loved you.