Single in mmm-BELLY-may Land

Mangoface
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?

Published by Nora McNamara

Lover of languages and linguistics. Besotted Auntie. Jesus follower. Sacred Harp singer.

3 thoughts on “Single in mmm-BELLY-may Land

  1. Excellent advice/point.
    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!!

  2. Hi!
    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….???)

  3. @ 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!
    Nora

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