Wednesday, January 23, 2008

As long as I don't have to wear a bonnet...

Ah. Blissful silence.

Jon is sitting in the rocking chair with Sophie snuggled up under a blanket, both of them fast asleep. I could watch them for hours...

I stayed home from PWOC today- for the first time since I started going last January. The house was a mess, I was exhausted, and we're going out of town this weekend- I knew that if I didn't stay home and get a handle on things today, it would be next week before I had another chance! On that note, since I resigned the presidency of PWOC a week before we found out we're staying here, I took the role of Vice President! When Misty stepped into the president position, we were not able to find anyone willing to be VP who fit the PWOC International qualifications... actually, being the VP is more out of my comfort zone than being the president. My main job is programs- we have them every other month or so. It's basically a themed morning instead of our regular Bible study. Think Mother/Daughter banquet. And, if you know me at all, you know such things are, shall we say, not exactly my forte. I can run a meeting and handle minor conflicts all day long- tell me to plan a craft, speaker, and games (oh, and could you decorate the auditorium while you're at it?)- mmm, not so much. I tend to not be so great at anything best described as for "ladies." (Crafts?? Seriously?) I am, after all, my mother's daughter.

So, it's good for me to be stretched like this, to make something enjoyable for others that isn't my favorite. The theme for the next program (which Misty had already chosen) is "Preparing for His Presence"- it's about Esther. I think I'm going to throw in a short "segment" about women in the persecuted church (it actually fits with the story of Esther quite well...). Jon says that if people don't walk away depressed, I'm not happy. That's not true. I'm all about warm fuzzies- just not being smothered to death by them. I have (since becoming a Fisher) learned to quite enjoy warm fuzzies, as a matter of fact. But at the same time, I think we all need to be careful not to be so inwardly-focused that all we care about is feeling good (and making potpourri sachets. What? Did I say that???)

5 comments:

Amy - Gentlewhisper.com said...

Hehehe... crafts. :) Sara, I'm regretting even more now that you're not moving to Missouri. It sounds like we have a lot in common. I think I'd throw in a little persecuted church info in that program too. ;)

Though really... making potpourri sachets might be it's own form of persecution.

Megan said...

Sara, this is hilarious! Jake and I busted up laughing about Jon's comment to you. I can relate to not quite being about things that refer to "ladies" - usually something very strange is in that mix! Anyway, have fun with your planning - I like your idea about women in the persecuted church! =)

Pattie said...

Hi Sara...found your blog through MaryLu's Creative Homemaker blog. I'm an AF chaplain's wife, new to active duty as of June '06 after 4 yrs. in reserves.

Glad to "meet" you :)

Julie said...

HI, I stumbled on your blog today and just wanted to say hi. I attend PWOC here at Ft. Benning and LOVE it! I hope you are having a great weekend and I am happy to have found your blog! Julie (Ft. Benning, GA)

Rachel said...

Amy read this post to me on the phone, and I still laughed when I read it myself. I think it actually gets funnier every time I read it. I am not a crafty person at all. I didn't know Chaplain's wives might have to do crafts. Eek! This is why I won't go to MOPS. Sigh. Crafts.