I plan on getting around to part two of Monday’s post later in the week. In the meantime, I see that Mandy Hale was busy on Twitter yesterday, with her own take on “Independence Day”. Hale is the woman who wrote at Today’s Christian Woman that Waiting for Marriage Is Hard.
As I read the prayer out loud, something in me broke, and I started crying, all too vividly remembering the many times I’ve cried out to God about my desire for a family, children, traditions, people to grow old with, and a husband to hold me and tell me everything was going to be okay. I cried, remembering all the years of waiting, of enduring the space between “no longer” and “not yet,” and reliving all the moments when I’ve felt forgotten by the God who claims to love me. I recalled the countless instances of frustration and impatience and even despair as the birthdays pass, and my situation seemingly grows more and more hopeless. I might never find the simplest and most complicated of life’s blessings: someone to love who also loves me.
Hale has two different twitter accounts. On her personal account yesterday she tweeted:
On her separate book/blog related Twitter account, The Single Woman, she tweeted:
Edit: I also found this youtube video she created, the top ten reasons she is not sad to be single:
Related: An attitude of abundance.