Sunday, April 1, 2012

My first Book Review!

Holy nonsense this weekend has been rough. I have two tests next week, three math assignments, and a set of 120 Chemistry questions all due by Wednesday night. I'm honestly just on here for the distraction right now. On the plus side I go home next weekend for Easter, and I'm so ready.
However, I decided to do a book review, because I haven't yet, and I feel this is pretty important. So when I arrived at this Big ol'school of learning, I assumed it wouldn't be difficult to find the man of my dreams. That's the steryotype right? Women come to college for their MRS. degree? Don't get me wrong, that is in no way, the reason I am here. I'm completely focused on my goals and what I want to achieve while I'm here, man or no man.
Anyway, this past two semesters have been pretty eye-opening on the whole relationship aspect of life. My parents were married at the age of 18, and consistently told myself "Just get past 18, just get past 18". Well now I'm almost 20 and thoughts like marriage are a reoccuring battle. Voicing my opinion one day to a friend, she reccommended a book, that changed my entire view on being single. It's called "Lady In Waiting; Becoming God's Best While Waiting For Mr. Right" by Jackie Kendall. Now I know most of the people who scan by this humble blog aren't exactly looking for "Mr. Right", but you have daughters, grandaughters, nieces, or friend's daughters that are.
It's pretty much an eye-opener on re-establishing your marriage with God while you have the time. It used biblical refrences and stories that women can relate to. It's not some anti-feminist book about waiting for your prince charming, but a "2x4 to the back of the head" kind of book about making a life in Jesus, and waiting for him to deliver. It made me realize that I was making boys and dating an "Idol" of mine, and I really should have been putting that faith in God's hands, rather than writing my own script and hoping it works out. I am making my sisters read it, and maybe a cousin or two.
Alright enough of the distractions, back to why I'm here. Y'all have a great week!


  1. BEB - it sounds like an awesome book for young women to read. i am going to find a second-hand copy for myself. i think i told you before that your prince charming will come - i didn't find mine until i was 30!!! but i refused to settle for anything other than a kind, generous, loyal, hard-working man - a man like your Fafa. and i knew very quickly that jambaloney was that man. i used my 20's to concentrate on schooling, the military, my career, and strangely enough - find my way back to God. if i had have met jambaloney sooner, i would have married him sooner. but i guess God dropped him into my hands when i was ready.

    there is a wonderful man out there for you. you will know him because he will have a flashing light on his head, put there by angels, blinking "BEB - here he is! BEB - here he is"!

    i would tell you to get close to God, love your family and focus on your schooling if you weren't already doing all three on your own. have a wonderful Easter break back home!

    your friend,

  2. Thanks Kymber. I guess because my parents are young, it's been embeded that that is how it's supposed to be. I know God will deliver when I'm ready, I just have to let go of my death grip on the reins. I would recommend you get the book even though you have your prince charming. You never know when you'll need to recommend it to someone else. Have a great week Kymber!

  3. That sounds like a really good book.I met my hubby back in 2004 when we were both working the overnight shift at Wal-Mart (I had just graduated with AAS in Veterinary Technology but had problems finding work). My first impression was "Wow that guy looks like a major dork". We ended up talking for a few months dated for 5 months,and had a 8 month engagement before getting married. In June we will be married 7 years and he is my best friend. Don't necessarily worry about marriage and dating right now because for some reason "Mr. Right" always seems to stumble in the right place at the right time. I find that a lot of girls who go looking for guys are so set in who they are looking for that they pass up "Mr. Right". Anyways that's just my opinion :)

    My hubby and I had only dated one other person before we met and we "waited" for each other until we said I do to forever after.

  4. Aww :) I know that a lot of girls put themselves in situations to meet guys also, and that is covered in the book too. I just need to quit worrying about it because it'll happen eventually. Thanks for sharing :))