This is my little friend Bridget after she ate a mango a while back. I also look like this after I eat an early mango. They're stringy and juicy and impossible to eat politely. I call them mango floss.
Being able to eat mangoes with no shame is one of the benefits of being single here. Another one is that I don't have to have my fan oscillate. It points right at me all the time. No sharing. Bliss.
Now, mangoes and fans may not seem like a big deal, but when it's 105 degrees and humid, they are pretty picking important.
I've been thinking about blogging about this for a while, Dennis' post about embracing your season finally got me to do it.
But, I needed to find something just a smidge deeper than food and cool moving air to talk about. And thinking about that was a good thing for me to do, especially lately.
Being single in mmm-BELLY-may Land forces me to really depend on mmmBELLYmay speakers to get my job done. And since my job is helping them tell God's story in their language, that's not a bad thing at all.
Anyone want a mango?
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I know very little about you, but I stumbled upon your blog awhile back and have been scanning it on occasion in my blog reader.
However, as someone who was both an “extended single” while serving overseas . . . I would imagine some of the emotions attached to that experience we share.
And, I regret that I learned to embrace my singleness while at the same time valuing marriage, a bit late in the game.
Blessings from Taiwan!!
I’ll take a mango, and who cares about the juice? Benefits of being married a long time, too! 🙂 We’ll both eat drippy mangoes and enjoy them.
As to the fan,… I hate air blowing on me. I know. It is hot at times, and you need it, but I still hated it. (And yes, it was hot where we were when we were over there…) So, I made for a peaceful married person, no hogging the fan here! I preferred it a distance away not really on me. I am built for heat. And God uprooted me and put me somewhere that we still have snow in piles and I had to actually scrape my windshield this morning!!! (Umm… God….???)
@ Amanda, I saw the pix on your blog of your wedding a few months ago, I loved all the things you did to blend your cultures.
@Ellie, how about raw onions? Surely eating as many as I want of them is a benefit of singleness? : )
Hugs to both of you my blogging sisters!