Saturday, 20 April 2013


Today was a tough day. Worse than Valentines Day, but for the same reason.

Yet another engagement party of a friend to go to.

Don't get me wrong - I love it that these 2 have found each other and are committing to a life together. And I had fun trying some new things while making a card for them.

But I have to be honest, I really didn't feel like celebrating someone else's engagement, when I'm still obviously single. It doesn't help that this couple is really young (more than 10 years younger than me).

Thinking about it resulted in a totally BLUE day, and I nearly decided not to go.

I think it's also hitting me harder because I don't have my best friend around these days. She is off in Africa doing amazing things as she serves God. On one hand I wish she was back here with me, but I know that she is where she needs to be, serving God.

I did have some great conversations with people - catching up with them. One of them ended up being about how a friend has been trying to match me up (we've had this conversation a couple of times). Tonight she surprised me by suggesting looking into online dating.

Honestly, I don't think it's the right thing for me. So I'll keep waiting. There have been a few conversations with people about my singleness lately, so it's in my mind quite a bit.

Still nothing yet, but if you're a praying person, when you read this would you please pray for me. I can use all the prayer I can get right now.


Karen and Gerard said...

Being single has many benefits but I can see why going to an engagement party would be hard for you. I actually found my husband by making a video and profile at a place called "Great Expectations" and prayed that God would give me a good man to share my life with. Sometimes you have to step out and begin "the hunt" while still seeking God's will. I didn't marry until I was in my early 40s.

Amber S. said...

Oh, Beth, you are not alone in this! It *is* hard to see others pairing up and starting their lives together while you are still single. I'm planning on going to a friend's wedding in May, and while I'm very happy for her, I know it might be hard to be reminded of my singleness...

Just like in any other season of life, there are times of joy and contentment, and times of longing and worry. I know it's really hard to face those days when you wish you weren't single. :( I'll be praying for you, my friend! ((Hugs))


Vanessa said...

The right person is out there, but are you enjoying your singleness. Are you treating you? Are you pampering you, making you smile? I think when you are happy, you radiate and this will draw people to your light.