Single Living: Finding Love Later In Life

Happy Thursday,everyone!

Thank you for being patient with my somewhat sporadic posting the past several weeks. Two days until winter break at school and things have been pretty hectic. I am looking forward to some relaxation and time to blog!

Just about two weeks ago my good friend Patrick got married. It was a beautiful wedding on St. Nicholas day and the happy couple was blessed with a bright sunny day the first weekend of December. Truly, it was a day of celebration for everyone present at the ceremony and the following reception. I always wish couples well as they start on their journey in married life but when two people get a second chance at love I am moved beyond words.

Usually, I write about enjoying the single life but sometimes it is good to hear that people do get second chances at love and that romance can find us at any age and any stage of life.

When young people get married it is somewhat like a fairy tale. The couple is wide-eyed with hopes and dreams for the future. They may have dated quite a bit before settling down and even have a long-term relationship or two under their belt,even so, they are really still quite innocent and their future is full of endless possibilities. After all, getting married is what people do and the young plunge into wedded bliss full steam ahead believing they will live “happily ever after.” Thankfully, many of them do create a wonderful married life that lasts through the years.

When older people get married,  the couple understands that ” happily ever after” takes some work. Ok, maybe the work is the best job ever, but relationships need attention to flourish. It often requires opening a heart that has been wounded and betrayed, and a willingness to be vulnerable and trust again. If someone has been single their entire life or for a long period of time, it requires an adjustment of every aspect of household management.  Sharing a living space is natural for young people just starting out in life and used to having a roommate. It is a major life change for someone who has owned their own home and managed their own affairs for the past 25 years.  The opportunity to see two people say  ” We know the challenges life brings relationships from experience and we are willing to risk it all for love anyway.” is really beautiful.

Some of my readers hope to one day be married. My message to you is that it is never too late. Love is always beautiful and it can be especially beautiful when two loving souls come together after a lifetime of searching for each other.

My happily single friends, sometimes it is fun to sit back and smile at the good fortune of others while toasting our own good fortune as well.

As always, I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by the blog. 🙂

Until next time,

Laura

 

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