Finding love on the wait list


“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?

Finding love on the wait list
Image by @Dazzle_Jam on Nappy

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

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Her Oasis says:

    I am starting to believe that life is not really how we perceive it. And love is not structured, it’s a go with the flow type of s thing…waiting list or not ,as long as you happy

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Very well said. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. Qwamenah says:

    I guess it could be possible for one to be a Mr or Mrs Right to more than one person. I have a hard time believing in the whole “specific spouse” thing people hold so dearly to, anyways. A lot of questions hang over that for me

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    1. joseyphina says:

      You and me both. Thanks for reading, Qwamenah

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  3. I think it is possible to be Mr/Mrs right to different people, I believe love is fluid and we have the capability and capacity to love far beyond what we image. Xx

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    1. joseyphina says:

      True. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  4. Beaton says:

    The Waiting List….

    Suddenly I want to write a story called The Waiting Room or something similar

    Half inspired by the Black Mirror episode Hang The DJ and then well this post, except in life, there’s no simulation….. Let me zip over she’s save this to drafts before I forget lol

    OK done so…..

    I guess you just have to trust the process the person you are waiting for, is also waiting for you and may not even know it

    ~ B

    PS what if there is no real right person, what if you are just waiting to get to a point when you can really appreciate what you get?

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    1. joseyphina says:

      That works as well…not everyone is waiting for someone…some are preparing themselves to be ready…

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  5. chosenroyal says:

    Well, I would have strongly debated this some years ago, but I agree now that there can be more than one right person for a person when it comes to love.

    The waiting is the hard part… because a person can think someone is right for them while that someone thinks differently or doesn’t feel same way. And when it comes to love, it’s always good not to force it no matter how hard you’ve tried or how much time you may have wasted on that person. Wait for yours who will appreciate you for you.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      That’s very true. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  6. Trophy yc says:

    It ain’t fair, my patience is betrayed for marriage only to find she was another man’s voluptuous flower… And yet I have to receive her with open arms to my heart… Won’t my heart and soul wage war against each other… But then that’s life manual like you said..

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yep…life ain’t fair

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  7. Weird how this was something i was pondering on a lot last week.

    My sis is getting a divorce which is what led me to think a lot about what is next for her as well.

    I have so loved this post Jo!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      May she find love again! Thanks for reading, Eunice

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