When I was a kid, one of the first games I learned to play was OLD MAID. Today, however, we celebrate OLD MAID’S DAY – and it’s about real women.
It takes a great deal of confidence to stay single. There are a number of reasons women decide not to marry but most of the single women I’ve known throughout my life have been very successful in life. Some of my teachers in elementary school were unmarried women. A friend of mine worked with homeless children – talk about a calling! Another friend decided to chase a very successful career with the U.S. Postal Service.
And if you think marriage is for you – adopt the attitude that IF IT IS MEANT TO BE, GOD HAS A PRINCE FOR ME.
Not all women need a man and their own children to feel fulfilled or complete. There was a time when it seemed odd or different for women not to be “settled down” and married. Thankfully, those days are over. There’s no longer a stigma attached to staying single.
Too many women jump into marriage with both feet without giving it much thought. When you really stop to think about that vow you’re about to make – it’s a sobering thought – till death you do part. That’s for the rest of your life – or his…
I tip my hat to the women who have forged their way through life without a man. Leaning fully on the Lord and bravely facing each day with confidence, what special women you are! I can’t even imagine because I’ve been married longer than I was single. I’m not sure I would do well as a single woman, but God would help me, that much I know!
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 121:1-2
Today we celebrate the courage and savvy of the unmarried women. Let’s face it – marriage is not for everyone. As long as we have help from God – whether we’re married or not – that’s really all that matters, right? 🙂