BLOG TOUR | Tamika Johnson

Meet Me at the Altar
(Leading Ladies Publishers)
October 2006
Tamika Johnson

Where do you go when you discover your husband is on the down low? When your husband wants to come back after he abandoned you and your child? When you no longer want to prostitute yourself? When you’ve fallen for a woman who’s soul is broken? You meet Me at the altar…

CHAPTER ONE

Prologue

Shana

…I could tell you that my husband loves me and treats me, right…but you read enough fiction. My husband rarely comes home anymore and when he does he sleeps on the couch or complains that I am not the woman he married. He had the nerve to say that marrying me was an experience he would not want to repeat.

No one gets married thinking that one day they are going to fall out of love with their spouse and get a divorce, and no one, I mean no one ever thinks that the man that falls to his knees and plants an engagement ring on your finger, then stands before a room full of people and pronounces his undying love for you will ever sum up your life together as an experience. Judge Mablean where are you when we need you, girlfriend?

Now I know that you are wondering why I on’t talk to someone like my pastor or the First Lady of my church…been there and done that so many times.

“Sister, Shana, if you would just submit things would get better.” Pastor Hughes said that to me. Told me I have a problem with authority.

“A man likes to know that his wife is going to be home waiting up for him when he gets there , no matter what time he comes in the house.” The First Lady told me that.

What I’d like to know is why I have to be the one waiting up until three and four o’clock for him when I am the one working three jobs to pay our bills? Can you answer that, Pastor and First Lady?

© 2006 Tamika Johnson

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