Mother’s Day is going to become my new Christmas. I am like Sarah laughing at the absurdity of it all. Me, motherless as all get out. But which holiday is it that has brought joy and life and influence and people and exhaustion and tears and fist waving and reasons to eat cookies and did I mention joy– into my life? Mother’s Day.
Once again, God has smiled and said,”Here is a gift and her name is Abbie.” She left a comment wondering if I’d be interested in being interviewed on her blog and would I like a free copy of her book Celibate Sex: Musings on being loved, single, twisted, and holy that came out in March.
Well she had me at “free book.” Now, those of you who have been new teachers in the organization I work for and have had to sit through the women’s purity talk are smiling big at this point. Not only did she offer me a book, but it’s a subject I’m a wee bit well known for talking about! Can you see why we hit it off?
OK, this isn’t really Abbie, but after exchanging emails — it took me a while to get back to her and she graciously wondered if it was because Oprah had called. IF only! I just knew that if we WERE to have our picture taken together she’s have such a cute top on and really good posture. The interview came out last week but I was in the midst of sharing the high school commencement series.
Three reasons we hit it off — I love the name of her blog: Unsteady Saint. Hello! That’s me. She also said I have an “alluring way with words.” Well, now if doesn’t show how kind she is. AND we’ve both, at different times, lived in the same city in China.
Pop over to see the interview and you’ll learn:
1. Which free range animal I’m most familiar with
2. The hardest part for me being single, and
3. What it means to live a both/and life
And just for fun, I start the purity chat with this video (if you’re in China, it’s worth finding a way to view it!).
If you’re single, what’s a hard part for you? Anyone: where are you being invited to live a both/and life? Final question: how many mice have you killed with a frying pan?