Readers, I need your help! Would you pretty please weigh in on something for me?
I’ve had it in my head for a while now to share the story of how Brian and I met at WalMart. A lot of you already know it, but there are also a lot who don’t. Being that he and I are about to bring a little human being into the world, it seems like a good time for our “love story” to be on record!
Well, I woke up at 2:30 A.M. last night and I couldn’t sleep. Our story began to play in my mind, but it kept going backwards, further and further. The thing is that there are two stories. First, there’s the story of how we crossed paths. That could be summed up in one, maybe two posts, tops. But really there’s another longer version, the version that I never tell.
Folks who have been married for a while, you must know what I mean. Yeah, you met your spouse at such-n-such a place doing such-n-such a thing. But in hindsight, do you see all the variables that led up to that cosmic moment? Do you see the trail of breadcrumbs that eventually caused you to meet or at least the circumstances that shaped your heart to realize what a good fit your spouse is? I mean, that can span years! (Right, Momma?)
So in the middle of last night, I started click-clacking away. I began typing out the long version. It would definitely be a series. After a while, I began wondering if the majority of my readers would even be up for a seven or eight part series that was a more all-inclusive version of what led to our WalMart romance, our love story. Sometimes it’s sobering. Sometimes it’s not silly or light-hearted (but it IS fascinating, I’ll give you that). And I know that sometimes my series can be maddening as there are always lots of cliffhangers.
So here are your elective choices. When I go into labor, I can:
A) go off the grid for a while. I don’t know how long I’ll be in labor and when I’ll be able to return to Square Piece. We’ll all need rest and recovery, so I need to give myself this grace and space. For option A, you’ll be voting not to hear from me at all until I share the good news.
B) explain that I’m in labor and auto release the short story of how Brian and I met at WalMart. Then go off the grid, reappearing once I’m able.
C) begin to auto release the long version of how, over the course of two full years, the Lord began to guide me over a rocky journey that eventually culminated with the meeting of Brian. Like I said, it’s not the usual silliness. And you’d have to be committed to the story (because I’m sorta insecure to share it without getting much feedback). If you’re interested in option C, but don’t want to ask me to put in the time, really I’ve already got 85% of it drafted. By the time the series would be finished posting, I should be ready to share some baby updates and pics.
A) Go off the grid.
B) Short story/off the grid.
C) Long version/seamless transition.
Please vote and please go with your gut instincts and selfish desires. (And if it’s possible, could you please leave your voting comments on Square Piece instead of Facebook?)