The Arranged MarriageMolly Thornberg
A month after I found out I was pregnant with Zeke, my friend and co-worker, Sally found out she was pregnant.
Having a friend to go through pregnancy with is a God send. Nothing beats someone who is always up for Mexican food, understands your pregnancy pains and doesn’t secretly wish you would shut up in regards to talking about baby.
Sally ended up with a girl, Emerson and I ended up with a boy, Zeke. Now that they are both here and are friends, we have decided to arrange their marriage.
Okay, the marriage isn’t arranged officially — but after talking and thinking about this, how fabulous would it be if we could really make this happen (for us, not them).
- This would save both of our families a ton of drama through out their teen years.
- We would be preventing both kids from dating and heartache.
- Both are raised with the same values and both sets of parents are friends. (How often does that happen now a days?)
- Zeke could say “I knew my bride since we were embryos”.
What more could WE ask for?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. What more could WE – the parents ask for. Unfortunately it isn’t about WE it’s about Zeke and Emerson. And yes, I know HE needs to choose his spouse, his future and make his own decisions.
It was just a thought. A mom can dream! Sally and I can just spend the next 20 something years finding ways to make this happen.
Have You Ever Secretly Wished That You Could Choose Your Child’s Destiny?