One of the most popular topics a single person is assaulted by is the issue of a ‘significant other.’ Have you met anyone? What about that guy? Have you tried…
Fortunately, my family is learning to be tactful. And patient.
When I was a kid, everyone thought that my uncle would be single forever. He went on a variety of exotic dates, including taking the Concord to London for a date. When he was in his mid-thirties, he met a woman who is the perfect fit for him. They have three great kids.
Within the past few years, my other uncle met a great woman who is the perfect fit for him. I’ve only met her twice, but I love her…I feel like she’s one of us. I don’t know whether that is a compliment to her or not…but she is a good fit for him and for the family.
In her late thirties or early forties, my aunt met a wonderful man. The two of them are soul mates…it’s like they were created for one another. Both had not-so-good first marriages, but now they are in a great marriage. They balance each other…and it seems like they’ve been together forever.
Yes, I have some romantic roots…parents who met on a blind date and got married; two sets of grandparents who fell in love romantically, despite the circumstances that should’ve kept them apart. They make for great stories at cocktail parties.
But, I find solace in my dad’s brothers and sister. It took them a while to find the person who was their ‘fit.’ They made mistakes, but they recovered from those mistakes. They have found their feet in their 30’s and 40’s. None of them are victims of circumstances. They took the hand that they were dealt and overcame and improvised.
This Thanksgiving, I learned that good things do indeed come to those who wait.