Simplifying Sarah

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Posted on: 10.24.10

Legume, Peanut, Pumpkin, Lima Bean… all nicknames for a tiny baby that never had a chance to grow… thinking of Peanut Warner as a nickname is really… weird. I don’t know if it would be a boy or a girl, but I know it was a baby. I’d like to think of “Peanut” as a girl, as Emi… whose name in Japanese means blessing, favor and beautiful. I like to think she is favored by God and in heaven. October 19th will never be the same.  

Baby Emi, I’m so sorry I never got to meet you, but I’m so glad you’re with Jesus.

This picture says it better than I ever could.
-Mrs. W.


So, I have used Creative Writing Prompts in other blog posts before, though none yet on WordPress. Tonight’s blog comes from “List 7 reasons to turn down a marriage proposal” prompt… I’m not sure yet whether or not I’ll be serious about my list, but we’ll see!

  1. You just met the guy online, and “Inglich is nut him naiitive langage” (English is not his native language). Please, RUN.
  2. Your truest friends don’t like the guy… while other people’s opinions shouldn’t be the sole reason for dating/not dating someone, if they can’t stand him, maybe you’re just blinded by lust or in puppy love.
  3. He has ever kissed you and called you by someone elses name… maybe he’s juggling a little too much!
  4. Everyone thinks he’s gay, and your thought process says “okay maybe he’s a bit flamboyant, and I’m a little naive/desperate…”
  5. Whenever you’ve talked marriage before, he hasn’t respected your wishes, or come to agreements with you on big-ticket items(ring/no ring, family/no family, elope/big wedding, kids/no kids, religious differences).
  6. If he gives the attitude to his friends of “Look what he’s got”… he’s only going to parade you around once you’re engaged/married, and it’ll never be about your happiness, but you’ll be an item that he conquered… once there’s no more fight, and nothing left to conquer it usually leads to boredom.
  7. If you both haven’t sought God’s direction, and prayed for his glory and for his will to be done, in your separate and possibly together lives, you better not say ‘yes’… You don’t want to open up your future for a whole mess. Some of these may be funny, but in all seriousness, marriage is an extremely serious covenant relationship between you, your spouse, and God and it can lead to true JOY or to being a gut-wrenching miserable experience… but no matter what, it’s for LIFE… (Sure, Mr. W. and I have had our share of ups and downs, but at the end of every night, no matter how the day has been all I want is a kiss good night, and even the small things-good, or bad- lead to true joy!).

Marriage has been a difficult, enjoyable, hair-pulling, kiss-giving, crying, laughing, lonely, social, JOY filled experience! I know I contradict myself in those sentences, somewhat… but that’s life! I could be all alone and experience all of those things, and be half the woman I am, without my husband! He does not COMPLETE me, but GOD does! God knew just who I needed, and because of that, we do fit like a puzzle… and as life goes on, I’m happy to keep finding new pieces to add!

-Mrs. W.

I’m not feeling the best today, but at least I have the love of my wonderful husband, and of course my dog, Berkley. (The cat likes me when I feed her). Meet Berkley! He’s awesome :-).

PS: Thanks for all of the awesome comments on my first real post on WordPress. Wonderful!

-Mrs. W.

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