The “Gift” of Singleness

Singleness: The dreaded gift. People joke all the time, “If singleness is a gift, what’s the return policy?” I’ve thought about this for fifteen years. One summer I read the entire single living section of the Christian bookstore where I worked. I’ve heard authors for years tell me that singleness could be a blessing. But…

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Ah, Valentine’s Day, my old friend, you are here again. I don’t know why it bothers me, but it always does. This day reminds me that I am single. It doesn’t highlight the beautiful, free, unencumbered parts about singleness, instead it highlights the negatives. At least in my head it does. If you know me,…

Christmas Update, part I

Dear Beloved, Merry Christmas from the Wayrad household! Our year has flown past! Chasing after two little ones  is the most rewarding and exhausting thing I’ve ever done. 2011 has been year full of potty training (for mommy AND baby!) bedtime stories, and celebrating our sixth year of wedded bliss. Life is good…  Okay, now…

Singleness and Bridget Jones

“I’ll finally die, fat and alone. And be found three weeks later, half eaten by wild dogs.” Ah, Bridget Jones. The woman. The legend. I know of so many women, including myself, who can relate to her doomsday singleness mentality represented above. On my best days, I enjoy my singleness, my freedom, my ability to…

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