Happy Election Day! I decided that this blog should be a safe haven in the storm today so I won’t say the “e” word again til tomorrow.
So, this weekend we left town again…this time for this concert in which my son-in-law played. Yay, Elliot! And we also got to see this girl at this school and eat at this place. I also bought these earrings for less than four bucks which makes me glad that I can have jewelry AND send orphans to college.
While on the long trip over the mountain, I was thinking about the questions I’m asked the most. This is the answer to the number two (I’ll post on the number one soon) question which is usually asked casually while passing in the hall or over the bowl of Fritos at a birthday party: “So, Bo, tell me who I should marry.” I’ve had plenty of time to think of my answer and I’d love to hear your thoughts, too. So…read, think and then talk amongst yourselves us.
If I was single, I would look for a man who knows these five things:
- Jesus. Not just “about Him…but actually knows Him, which is impossible without spending time with Him. I’m just saying.
- Himself. I don’t think a guy has to be perfect to get married (whew!) I do, however, think that he needs to know himself well. He needs to be self-aware enough to know that he has strengths, weaknesses, quirks…and he needs to care about growing. If I see that in a guy, I’m inclined to think he has a lot of potential.
- Me. I don’t know about you, but I secretly know a lot of negative stuff about myself. I could try to hide that stuff from my husband, but that sounds exhausting….like wearing a body slimmer every day and night for the rest of my life. I really love being married to a man who has know the real me for 23 years, and loves me in spite of and because of all that he knows. It’s really grand.
- How to work. Maybe this is more subjective, but lazy men make me nauseous.
- The Word. Because it has the answers and marriage is rife with questions. RIFE, I say.
So, I answered the question, now it’s YOUR turn. And actually I have TWO questions for you on this gray and cozy fall day. First is to married women: are there any additions or adjustments you would make to this list? Second is to my single friends: what seems to be the hardest thing on the list to find in a marriable sort o’ guy?
Til tomorrow (when we’ll have a new president but the same God),
P.S. Please somebody notice that I got the time fixed on this confounded blog!