Still waiting …..
Mary didn’t appear yesterday but Jesus did in the form of the 5 Love Languages. After I admonished a table full of men who professed to doing next to nothing for their wives, I advised them to read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. One gentleman sheepishly admitted that his girlfriend of five years had given it to him – it was in his briefcase.
“Is this because she wants to move towards a more permanent relationship?” I inquired.
“Then you should you read it before getting engaged,” I advised.
Aren’t I awful???
Another man confessed he had the book on his nightstand, along with a bunch of other books his wife gave him. He proudly professed to being married 23 years. I told him that if he wanted to be married for another 23 years, he’d best get to reading it.
Are I AWFUL??? And I wasn’t even drinking!
The man with the book in his briefcase chimed up, “It’s really not that bad a read.”
Finally, the man next to me said that although he never gives his wife gifts (she returns whatever he gets her), he did plan a surprise trip to Bali for their 30th anniversary, adult kids in tow. There they renewed their vows, administered by one of their children.
“Well, that counts. Big time! But I can help you with the gift thing. I just hand Mr. Understanding a list of things I’d like, like a squirrel proof birdfeeder, and he has to go rustle it up.” It’s a win-win.
Baby got game.
Herewith concludes Day 24?