The Grief, Happiness, and Hope of Late-in-Life Singleness

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I got married at age 33.  On this side of this decision, I wouldn’t have gotten married a moment earlier.  But I remember really doubting God when I turned 30 about His plan for my life.  That was one of those “wrestling times” that have marked my spiritual life.

This link is the story about a woman getting married for the first time at age 58.  I don’t wish that age of first-marriage on any of you but I appreciate her heart which she has shared in this article.  May you also.

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Let me tease you with this dear quote:

“But God taught me lessons through my waiting. After my long journey of singleness, I have realized that my engagement—the blessing that it is—is not the goal, or ‘happily ever after.’ There’s happiness to be found in any season of life when we are wholeheartedly seeking God’s plan. Despite the depression and hurt I suffered over the years, I know that being happy is not a state God reserves for marriage.

The Grief, Happiness, and Hope of Late-in-Life Singleness

“Over the decades, I have attended countless bridal showers, wedding ceremonies, baby showers, and anniversary parties. Again and again, I celebrated my friends’ milestones while waiting for my own happy ending.  Then this year, on my 58th birthday, I bought my wedding dress. Finally, my wait was over…”

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