10 October 2005


While I don't begrudge anyone their much deserved happiness, I can't help but wonder what's up with everyone in the world around me getting married. I haven't even been on a date in in least 9 months and the only man who gives me any attention is a formerly muslim atheist from India who never wants to get married. So much for that. At least he dresses well and tells me I'm beautiful everyday. Saturday, I showed up at my younger cousin's wedding looking ridiculously beautiful and spent the whole evening commiserating with my single twin-cousin, Brandon, about why we always pick the wrong people to date and whether or not we're doomed to be single FOREVER. We just sighed and sat shoulder to shoulder watching the happy new couple dance their first dance together. The sad thing about looking so very good was that every attractive eligible bachelor in the room was related to me. I do have to admit, marriage has not been my focus for quite some time now and I'm fully aware that it's something I need to be preparing myself for and making some effort on the behalf of in order for it to happen. I'm learning. It's a process.

For all of my dear friends who are currently engaged, I'm truly very happy for you and I really would like a wedding announcement, even if I can't make it to your wedding.

Much Love,



Jon said...

It's okay Leah, I'm not married. Not even close.

So you've still got a chance. ;)

k@ said...

in the last month i've hung out with only four single men.


Beth said...

I really sympathise.

Its hard when everyone else is pairing off and settling down.

I'm 23 and totally feel like I'm left on the shelf. I'd say around 75% of the people I went to high school with are now parents and/or married.

Still..I'm working on the principle that most men don't know a good thing when they see it!


Leah Vanessa said...

Jon, don't tease me.

Kimberly said...

Hey, I know how you feel. I've given up on the whole dating thing. Right now I'm just trying to convince guys to be my friends. They must think I want to marry them or something, so they don't want to talk to me. They've all got way bigger heads than they should have--I don't want to date anyone that I know right now. I just want friends.

Don't worry, someone will come along when you least expect it. Who could resist you, after all?

eddie said...

muslim atheist-- this is a total contradiction... apparently this man is cunfused.

eddie said...

I didn't mean to get engaged, it just happened.

Tiff said...

It's nice to know someone else has had these thoughts. :O)

annmarie said...

Leah- I heard this song the other day and thought it was appropriate for this post! Love ya!

He Gives Flowers to Everyone
(Cherie Call - Tyler Castleton)

She didn't try to catch the bouquet
She knows it's not her turn, and it's okay
Usually it doesn't even cross her mind
That's what she likes to tell her friends anyway
But she can finally say, maybe it was for the best
And there are lots of things she hasn't even missed
Now and then she starts to feel alone
But then she looks outside
She knows she's got roses of her own

Cause He gives flowers to everyone
Not just the girlfriends or the brides
He sees the beauty deep inside
And He gives flowers to everyone

She hangs up the green satin dress
She laughs at how they're always out of style
It was just like all the others in the line
And when they asked her she told them
She'd never been more fine
But still she wonders what it would be like
To talk to someone when she gets home late at night
Sometimes she likes to pray out loud
That's when she knows she's not the only girl alone in a crowd

Cause He gives flowers to everyone
Not just the clever or the elegant
Her cares will never be irrelevant
He gives flowers to everyone

And when they're out of season, she has snow
And when she's in the desert where they hardly ever grow
He gives her diamonds in the midnight sky
Season after season, His love will never die

He gives flowers to everyone
Not just the mothers and the wives
He sees the beauty in our lives
And He gives flowers to everyone

nama said...

leah, when we're old maids, can we live together with 100 cats and read danielle steele all day?


Erika said...

Hold up. Eddie's engaged?

Sorry I took your summer crush. He's irresistible I know. I'll be happy to send you an announcement if you send me your address. Send it to erika.harker@gmail.com. In the meantime, I think Jon's telling you something...

scout said...

Don't you believe that you could be live 'happily ever after' and by staying single? Do you think that society puts too much emphasis on boyfriends, marriage and family? Its hard to know what would truly make us happy....

scout said...

hey you should check out the fish's latest blog.... a happy single lass :D

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