Excerpt from "Singleness & the Myth of Scarcity"

Excerpt from "Singleness & the Myth of Scarcity"

Rise executive director Holly Stallcup was given the opportunity to guest blog on The Mudroom. You’ll find an excerpt from the piece below. To read the full piece, click here.

“I’ve never known a love like this.”

The refrain often found below posts of diamond rings and starry-eyed kisses. A declaration in the midst of thoughtful vows said in white dresses with peonies as far as the eye can see.

“I’ve never known a love like this.”

Printed on picture frames with tiny squishy baby fingers clasping onto their mother’s hand behind the glass. Spoken in awe as a mother’s heart continues to grow with each day, each footstep, each new word, each milestone.

“I’ve never known a love like this.”

These words are not mine to own. I have not earned the right to speak them. My life does not have the relationships deserving of this kind of love. 

I am not wife. 

I am not mother. 

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