About a month ago Noel got assigned to be in charge of a church activity on February 24th. When he told me I was
mad irritated in disbelief surprised. I heatedly said to him, “Are you kidding me? Don’t they know we’re going to have a newborn?” (My typically trustworthy intuition has been frustratingly off lately, but that’s another story.) As the event neared we made preparations for a low-key “Garden Expo” and I continued to complain. Noel simply told me, “Well, why don’t you just have the baby so everyone realizes that we are people too . . . and maybe they’ll never ask me to plan anything else ever again.” (That last part was said with a great deal of optimism by the way.) As it turns out, Ellen is a far less vindictive person than I am. Even though Noel had done a really good job of delegating most tasks, she was considerate enough to hang out a little longer so we could still be there. So sweet. The evening was pretty minimal (no centerpieces or special musical numbers), but was just a good opportunity to learn tips from a local farmer, eat garden fresh food from Costco, and get excited for spring. I think everyone, except maybe the ginormous 8 1/2 month pregnant lady, had a really good time.
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Well I hope your intuition will return and that Ellen will be as sweet as I’m sure she will be 🙂
I’m planning on going on maternity leave for 6 weeks when the baby gets here. I can’t see myself conducting RS and saying, “oh there is a sign up sheet for meal and helpers for me. Please fill it out.” I told Brandon he had to go on maternity leave too, but apparently the Lord had other plans. (Expect a calling announcement in a few weeks)