Some years ago, I did regular readings for a bride whose wedding was scheduled a few months in the future. For each reading, I saw the church, cars arriving in the parking lot, the pews full and her groom and the groomsmen lined up at the altar.
Approximately three weeks prior to the wedding date, she began to tell me that she felt that the wedding was not going to happen. Once again, at each reading I saw the church, cars arriving in the parking lot, the pews full, her groom and groomsmen lined up at the altar. Two weeks prior to the wedding, the bride began to tell me more strongly that she was certain I was not reading correctly: There would be no wedding! My reading not only still revealed the church, cars arriving in the parking lot, the pews full, her groom and groomsmen lined up at the altar, but now also showed her mother being escorted down the aisle and seated and her father waiting near the front door of the church to walk the bride down the aisle.
The week before the wedding, the bride called me each day for a reading and told me quite vehemently that my readings could not be correct. The wedding was not going to happen, although I saw exactly the same things I had been seeing: wedding guests in the church pews, groom and groomsmen at the altar, bride’s mother down the aisle and seated, and bride’s father waiting to walk her down the aisle.
The night before the wedding, the bride called me for a reading and told me she was sorry, but she was absolutely certain my reading was completely off base, as I still saw guests in the pews, her parents in their individual places, groom and groomsmen at the altar and now heard the organ music.
Three weeks later, the bride called. Her main reason for calling was not to get a reading, but to tell me the wedding had not, in fact, happened. Why not? A little free will had intervened. The morning of the wedding, the bride told her mother and bridesmaids she needed a little time alone. She hopped in her car, drove to the airport, and got on a plane to Paris. Alone. She spent two weeks there.
A lesson learned for me, too. Church, cars, guests, mom, groom and groomsmen in place, Dad waiting to walk down the aisle: Since that experience, I remember to look for the whereabouts of the bride as well.