This post is inspired and dedicated to the single people who have babysat for us and allowed us into their lives. It is also made possible with the help of a single person right now who’s taking care of the kids downstairs while I peacefully type away upstairs.
We treasure you. Your current life stage gives you the freedom to do what you want with your time, and we’re grateful that you choose to serve and invest in our family with your time. When I was younger I used to love babysitting for other people as well, and now that I’m on the other side I wanted to let you know how life-giving it is to me as a mom and to us as a couple. So, thanks. Thanks for loving us, for giving us a break, and for loving our kids. Seeing how much our kids love you back fills my heart to the brim and makes me want to cry out of happiness.
I always knew in my head that having multi-life stage relationships was beneficial for all involved, but it wasn’t until recently that I saw how beautiful it really is. We need you, and we need each other. We need to hear each other’s stories, worries, and triumphs. We’ll miss out if we don’t, right? Let’s keep walking this life together. Let’s keep sharing and needing one another. Let’s keep doing community because it’s right and so good.
Can I tell you something? YOLO. It’s just true. You only live once, but instead of doing reckless or mind-numbing things, I hope you’ll fill your days and years doing things that matter. One thing that I’m reminding myself these days is that loving others is the best investment you can make. It’s often not glamorous, and most of the time you won’t even get recognized or even appreciated for it, but people matter. Little ones, old ones, hard-to-love ones, broken ones- they all need to be loved. It’s hard work, but so worth it eternally. I hope whatever you choose to do with your life will involve loving others, and we will cheer you on it!
We love you, dearest Single People!