But..... Yes, there is a "but" here.
It's hard being a single lady. Particularly when you're getting *ahem* older, and everyone else in your life has traded in their single status for shiny engagement rings and baby car seats and wedding planners. It's easy to feel like there is something wrong with you, some reason that you are not being chosen. And lots of people, as good as their intentions may be, help to make this feeling even worse with comments like, "What are you waiting on?" "Why are you being so picky?" "If you want to have kids you better get to finding you a husband." Trust me, I've heard them all.
That's why I absolutely loved this article about how society treats single women. If you ask me, it's spot on. Here's my favorite quote:
"Marital status does not reflect the loveliness of one’s personality—or God’s special favor. The world is more complicated, marriages are more diverse, and God’s ways are more mysterious than that."
Amen to that. Just because someone is married does not make her prettier or funnier or kinder or smarter or nicer or better than a single girl. And there is not something wrong with those of us who are still looking for Mr. Right. We are not less, we are not worse, we are not unchosen. We are enough: good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, just enough. We are just on a different plan and timetable.
Sometimes it's nice to just have that reminder.