Just thinking that a significant reason for so many of us being single after 40 is a lack of flexibility. I would include myself in this category as I'm caring for my elderly mother making any relationship at a distance really difficult. When I moved back to Canada I spent years as a part-time nurse waiting " in que' for a full time position to be available. Now that I have senority it seems so scary to leave and start all over again. I woud do it for the man God has planned for me but it wouldn't be easy. I've grown up in a large family and know what it means to make sacrifices for another. I pray that God will help me find a man who will be flexible as the years seems to make people set in their ways as they grow older (again I include myself). I'm sure a common problem for many is that they still have kids at home or don't want to move away from them; completely understandable. Anyone feeling the same way?
Home is where the heart is; my heart is here, I'm realizing. That perspective has changed just within the last year or so. My daughter's boyfr lives 30 miles away and they are likely to marry. So I may have grandchildren here in several years.
I also have grown quite attached to Menomonie, which is on Smithsonian magazine's list of Top 15 Small Towns in the United States. We have hiking, biking, a university, a neat public library located on a lake, and our Catholic church here is lovely. I'm also on our local food co-op board (plans for expansion) and live only 2 blocks away from our local farmers' market. So I'm really enjoying an excellent quality of life here.
Thanks for listening!