Hey my cherrybugs. Sorry for the moment of silence. I was very thrown and deeply saddened by the Dana Air crash. It really hit close to home cos firstly, though I didn't personally know anyone on the flight, I knew a few people who lost close relatives and friends, secondly, my entire family flies Dana strictly like they pay us or give us miles and those in the know know how frequent my Lagos to Abuja trips were. Whilst I thank God for his mercies, I deeply sympathize with those that lost people. May God grant repose to the departed souls and comfort those who were left behind. Amen.
I really felt writing something witty at this dark time in our nation's history was disrespectful to the recently departed but I gave myself a pep talk; honoring the dead is a solemn obligation that is done from within. So as an apology for being incommunicado these few days, I have a treat for y'all this week; a post from a guest writer and potentially my giveaway. Still musing over what to do for the giveaway. Shout out to @ilola for personally autographing the copies of the giveaway book. Guys, she is wickedly cool! I met her in person and I'm still in awe.
So our guest today is my awesome sauce sister, W. She has written this piece about one of the things that grinds her gear; Proposals. @ilola, you thought I was mean, well here's my sister doing it the CherryChatter way.
Take it away W
Hey Cherry's Cocos.
I had decided to come on here and abuse my guest privileges by being all judgy of people I consider stupid (based on my self made and sometimes socially accepted logic) but I have been getting right with the Lord and this week on my 'Everyday with Jesus' there has been a lot about not judging and burying our criticisms (Matt: 5&7 if you're interested) which is lucky for all and sundry.
The devotional also touched base on not being controlled by passion and wrapping your criticism in love. This gives me ample wriggle room to 'cherrychat' about my topic of choice: Marriage and Proposals; wrapping all that criticism in love just for you guys!
We all know that marriage is the new Louboutin and that rock on your finger, well depending on its size and who you are, is the most desired accessory of all times. Like, you have to be living within a rock, or be into your own sex, for you not to know this! One weekend, my friend had to ask if there was anyone left single in Lagos, as it seemed everyone got married that weekend. I challenge you to mention one weekend where someone you know or someone-that-someone-you-know-knows wasn't getting married (if you're accepting, please do so in the Barney Stinson way by replying; Challenge Accepted!.....then proceed to mention the weekend date)