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2 Lessons To Learn From The 60-Years-Old Woman Who Found Love After Many Years Of Waiting

The institution of marriage is a beautiful and revered one. There are numerous setbacks in marriage, including the wrong choice of partners, overly high expectations between spouses, difficulties in adjusting, low tolerance levels, and not being able to find a suitable partner who is ready to marry us. But marriage can be marred by numerous setbacks.

People taught us as children that there is a "life cycle" depicting the proper progression of how life should go. Every one of us is born, goes to school, works hard for a while, and then gets married and starts a family when they are in their late twenties or early thirties. Every person's life cycle is supposed to go like that.

God, on the other hand, may decide to demonstrate his miracles by causing a large number of people to deviate slightly from the normal course of their lives. Some people can live to be 50 or 60 years old without getting married, depending on their individual circumstances. Erumena Amata, a Nigerian woman, recently opened up about her experience finding love after 64 years of being single. In a recent interview with BBC Pidgin, Erumena shares her story.

For nearly seven decades, she was single before finding love with a pastor she calls 'calm and understanding.' There was no doubt in Erumena's mind that the moment she walked into her new husband's house in Warri ten years ago, that this was her house.

The story of Erumena teaches us two valuable lessons. To begin, marriage, like everything else in life, has an appointed time. Just because they've reached a certain age without getting married, doesn't mean we should make fun of them.

Second, we need to understand that not getting married in our 20s or 30s does not mean we are not valuable members of our communities. Women who reach the age of 40 without getting married may be considered irrelevant by some. That, however, is not the case. Everyone has value, regardless of whether or not they are married. Hopefully, Erumena's story will serve as an inspiration to all of us.

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