“I now pronounce you man and wife…”
Amy smiled as her tummy fluttered with happiness. Finally, she was a bride; the newest member of the wives’ club.
It had been a long time coming. After countless unsolicited prayers from her pastors and the never-ending question of the millennium, ‘when are you getting married?’ she could breathe a little…until of course, someone would ask when she was getting pregnant.
Amy remembered the one time her pastor had told her she would soon meet her husband and that she should prepare for the new role she would play. She didn’t quite get what he meant and assumed that she should get her utensils and other domestic accoutrements ready for her eventual relocation into her matrimonial home.
But fate had other plans.
Daniel, her now husband was a widower and father of one daughter. His deceased wife had been a victim of cancer for some years and eventually gave up the fight twenty months ago. Now it would be her responsibility to mother the little girl and love her like her very own.
Reflecting on the time they met, Amy couldn’t help but wonder…all those times that her pastor kept assuring her that her time would come, did he know that her husband-to-be was already married to another? Did he know she was on a wait list…waiting for a wife to pass away, releasing her man into her arms?
Most times, when people dream of their Prince Charming, the picture is of good-looking gentleman who is single in every sense of the world and hopefully with no child. This would give their life together the ideal fresh start everyone yearns for.
But life’s manual reads differently for everyone holding it.
While some find love at a younger age and marry their high school and college sweethearts, others are more or less on a ‘love wait list’ as their life partners are currently committed to others. They get widows/widowers or divorcees for life partners. They enjoy their marriages such that they confess that it was worth the wait.
Do you believe that some people’s love stories are on hold…waiting for some others to end so theirs can begin? Is it possible for one to be Mr/Miss Right to two people or perhaps more in one lifetime?
Kindly share your thoughts and thanks for reading.
© Josephine Amoako 2019