Alright ladies, there are probably more times than not when I wish I had a man by my side but then there are really specific situations in which I’m like, God, if you would see fit to have a nice strapping young man pass my way at this very moment I would be ever so grateful. Preferably the kind that likes rescuing damsels in distress. Amen.
Then I go on to say – he doesn’t even need to stay. I’m fine with you sending a man with commitment issues and a lack of communication skills. I just need him for a really specific purpose….the only commitment and communication needed is to scrape this ice off my car.
If you reside somewhere on the east coast you are probably experiencing this blessed winter weather. If you reside in the southeast, you are likely experiencing a wintry mix. The news anchors call it snow but it is far from that. It is straight up ice. Break out the ice skates because you’re about to be doing triple axels right outside your door. Kids are wanting to go outside and have snowball fights and make snow angels and you’re having to explain, this is not that type of party. You will literally break your sister’s teeth, leg or arm if you throw that at her.
Okay, back to my dilemma…
I’m trying to make it to the gym but my “Bu” (Chevy, MaliBu) is covered in a block of ice. I begin scraping while daydreaming of a muscle bound man doing this for me. For some reason I just feel he would do it so much better. And again, this individual doesn’t have to stay. As soon as the job is done we can part ways with me bringing Starbucks coffee, hot chocolate or chai tea, whatever suits your fancy. But wait, before you leave, please back my car out of this space and up the hill. I’ve been hearing tires spinning on this ice all morning so I’m thinking my story is gonna be the same. I’ll ride in the car with you until we get to the top of the hill then you can jump out. Pretty good deal, right? No deep conversation…we can keep it all surface level. Oh yeah, one more thing, please swing back thru in a couple of days. I need an oil change, pretty sure I need new tires and definitely gonna need a car wash with all the slush out here.
15 minutes later….
The daydream has come to an end and I’m still standing there with ice scraper in hand, still scraping ice…toes frozen.
More time has passed and….
I’m done! I can finally get on with my day…so I thought. Ice is off the car but not the ground. Saga continues. It took several tries to back out the space and even then I still had one more obstacle to overcome…the hill. This would take some determination to get pass spinning tires and the downward direction my car insists on going on this hill. Gunning it, I finally made it to the top. Whew…main road is clear and I make it to the gym….and they’re closed!!!! Really God! So what do I do? I pick up some junk food and head back home. Don’t you see all the opportunities where a man would have come in handy?
So back to pleading my case with God. It’s obvious that you haven’t decided it’s time for my Boaz but surely you can find it in your heart to bless me with a snow day man. That would definitely suffice for now…for today.
Be Brave, Be You, Be Blessed!
“A time to weep, and a time to LAUGH; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” Ecclesiastes 3:4