Author:Jason B. Rosenthal
My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me is the poignant, unreserved, and inspiring story of a great love, the aftermath of a marriage ended too soon, and how a surviving partner eventually found a new perspective on life’s joys in the wake of tremendous loss. Apr 21, 2020 Titled “You May Want To Marry My Husband,” it read like an expanded dating-site post extolling the virtues of the man who would soon become a widower. It generated millions of views and plenty of responses, including a few marriage proposals, but also numerous messages of support from well-wishers who had experienced similar tragedies. Mar 13, 2017 You sing: “I want this song to be about Jesus,” while your spouse sings, “It’s just you and me.” There can be no ultimate harmony. When a believer is married to a non-Christian—either through former disobedience, their own conversion, or their spouse’s apostasy after marriage—that’s the painful, discordant, but ultimately God.
Nick, who was from Appleton and went to school with Emily’s husband, spoke next. He came to us for an interview with shoulder-length unkempt hair, some sort of a lime green sweater, and an energy and enthusiasm the kids were drawn to immediately. It didn’t hurt that he was willing to take them on in a game of basketball at his first interview. Nick became a manny for our family, starting in 2005, when the kids were eight, ten, and twelve years old.
The job was a combination of helping out with the kids and being Amy’s assistant. As Nick described, “You see their laundry. How they snack. You see them on their off days.” Little did we know that Nick had many hidden talents. Of significance was his musical prowess. That skill set not only endeared him to the kids but also became an entrée to a series of collaborations with Amy that included an amazing eighty-four pieces of music. Nick created original scores for a quite a few of Amy’s films and songs for her books, conducted performance art experiences with Amy, and encouraged her to write some original pieces. He described working for Amy as being “like I’d won a lottery to be a wizard’s apprentice.”
And this wizard will display constant kindness, peerless positivity, and will consistently err on the side of generosity toward said apprentice. That is an actual thing. It’s possible. I’ve witnessed it. I experienced it.