This week I asked my son three times if he had paid for an examination he needs to take next week; I asked him three times. I have called my two younger ones in school to enquire about the examinations they are writing and to find out how they are doing.
I have called my Coach to see how she spent Thanksgiving and to ask if she is okay. I hounded my husband over the passports of our two children which we had sent for renewal and his documents for a trip he is about to embark on. He finally told me that I was paranoid and so he decided to teach me a lesson. I fell for his plan but in the end I saved the day when I helped him realise he might not be able to make his forthcoming trip if he didn’t update his documentation. All these in the life of one woman, not counting being there for my parents, siblings, friends and others in my circle.
How does one get all these done and maintain sanity? Well, to borrow my husband’s expression; by being paranoid! The question is, am I alone in this space? Or is it something women over time are gifted with? Is this great genius or plain evil genius? Or is it a function of fear?
I will leave you to decide the answers to all these questions but the first one. I am happy to say that no matter what we arrive at as an answer, we are not alone. Someone else monitored her loved ones to the point that it would have made a great difference had they listened.
Her story is told in exactly one verse of Bible in Matthew 27:19. She is the wife of Pontius Pilate, the man who delivered Jesus to the Jews to have him crucified. Who is the wife of Pontius Pilate? What did she do for a living? Was she one of the converts in Jesus’ time? What does she believe in? A lot of questions, most of which were not answered in the scripture. What I do know however, is that especially because her name isn’t mentioned, she could have been me and she could be you too.
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