From The Memsahib: On My Bucket List–Looking for a Wife

I am in a very unusual situation. I’m in my mid-40s, but I’m dying. My doctors have told me that I have less than two months to live. So I have been working on my “bucket list.” One of the items therein is finding a new wife for my husband, to marry after I go to be with the Lord. I have always been a cautious shopper, carefully analyzing and deliberating the pros and cons of each acquisition, whether it is a horse, or a piece of land, or just a pair of boots. Finding a new wife for Jim will be a challenge for me.

First, about Jim:

  • 48 years old, normal weight, and very healthy, but prematurely gray.
  • Has a hard-charging “Type A” personality. He doesn’t know how to relax.
  • Very punctual and neat, except for his desk.
  • Modest, loyal, and extremely devoted. (He has spent the past year by my bedside.)
  • Generous and tithes regularly.
  • A worrier. (SurvivalBlog is the professional manifestation of his worrying.)
  • Hates big cities, and will never move back to one.
  • Willing to dig lots of holes for my plants, but he is not much of a gardener.
  • Loves giving gifts but he dislikes spending money.
  • Has enough survival gear to equip a reinforced squad.

My replacement must meet these qualifications:

  • Be a devout, church-going Christian, preferably with Reformed/Calvinist doctrine. This is the first and foremost consideration. (No exceptions.)
  • Be healthy and of normal body weight. (Jim could not bear to lose another wife at a young age.)
  • Willing to put up with Jim’s eccentricities including his emphasis on OPSEC.
  • Willing to assume my responsibility of caring for three teenagers. (They are godly homeschooled kids, and a great joy to us.)
  • Willing to live at the Rawles Ranch in a remote, yet very beautiful area. (Nearly a two hour drive to any decent shopping.)
  • Willing to live in a true “four season” climate, with up to six months of snow.
  • Enjoy the outdoors (canoeing, hunting, fishing, berry picking, gardening, et cetera.)
  • Have a good sense of humor.
  • Not want to have babies. (Jim can no longer have children.)
  • No interest in television. (We don’t own a television, but we do have high speed Internet service.)
  • Be willing to visit your relatives only once or twice a year.
  • Not squeamish around slaughtering and butchering of livestock and wild game.
  • Hard working.
  • Thrifty. (Although Jim makes a very good living, shopaholics need not apply.)
  • Circumspect.
  • Loyal.

Things about you that do not matter:

  • Your age. You can be anywhere between 30 and 55 years old.
  • Your appearance. You can be ugly, maimed, deformed, scarred, or disfigured. (But you must be normal body weight and healthy!)
  • Your race.
  • Your height. (As long as you are least 5’2″.)
  • Your taste in clothes, music, or art. (Jim has eclectic tastes, but prefers women that dress modestly in public.)
  • You have been previously married or already have children (as long as they have been raised to be respectful and well-mannered.)

Things that would be preferable, but not crucial:

  • You are omnivorous. (We eat a lot of elk, venison, and trout.)
  • You are fairly athletic and enjoy vigorous exercise.
  • You have a good traditional skill set (Cooking, sewing, gardening, et cetera.)
  • A background in a medical science (Doctor, nurse, veterinarian, EMT, Paramedic, etc.)
  • Your family lives west of the Rockies.
  • You like dogs and cats.
  • You would enjoy raising livestock.
  • You can play the piano.
  • You have acting experience.
  • You are handy with tools.
  • You are artistic and/or have a good eye for nature photography.
  • You enjoy traveling.

If you believe that you meet the aforementioned qualifications and are sincerely seeking a life-long commitment with a loving husband, then consider this prayerfully, and then e-mail me your brief biography. I’ll be doing the vetting before you can talk with Jim. Needless, to say, I’m going to be very selective.

Sincerely, – The Memsahib

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