I’m sure this topic has been covered many, many times before. But, since I’m new here, I figure I can get away with it.
I’ve been struggling with my vocation to marriage and motherhood lately. I’ve discerned this for my life, and with each passing year, I feel it’s less and less of an option. I live a mostly full and happy life, and yet I yearn for sacramental companionship and children of my own. There are times when I literally ache for this.
I listened to a CAL podcast recently on singleness, and the guest speaker talked about how being single isn’t a Vocation (capital V) but rather a kind of cross those of us called to the married life bear. I was left feeling distraught and hopeful.
Those of you who are single and 30+ or those of you who married later in life - what are your thoughts on this?