Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One of these things is not like the other...

(I just happen to be sipping on a peppermint mocha right now. I may spontaneously bounce from wall to wall shortly.)

Happy early Thanksgiving to all of you!!! Who's excited about families, lots of food, days off, and shopping on Black Friday?! I AM!!!

(Like I said, bouncing from wall to wall...)

Anyway, Superman and I have made a bit of a big decision recently. We are going to be Sunday School teachers for a new class of 20-somethings (mainly college graduates who aren't married). I was a little apprehensive about this decision, not only because it's added responsibility, but also because I love our Sunday School class. It's amazing. When Superman and I got married and switched churches, I really didn't think I'd find the camraderie (sp?) that we had at our old church. And I was right. It was better. =)

HOWEVER, things are a'changing...not for the bad, mind you...but changing enough where I realize WE need to make a change...

This past Sunday I realized said change as we sat in a semi-circle and listened to the lesson. There were about eight other couples in our class, and, as I glanced from person to person, a horrible realization hit me: I was alone. Yes, Superman was with me, but...

"Hmmm...Susie's pregnant, and Katie's pregnant, and the Williams already have a baby, and John and Jane are expecting their second, and Erica's pregnant, and we just found out last week that Gina's pregnant, and..."

All. Around. The. Room. Besides the Sunday School teacher, I was the only one who had NOT been through pregnancy.

I might have hyperventilated. Just a little.

I really don't want to get into a discussion as to whether or not I should have a baby, because, unless God deems otherwise, I will -- just not right now.

But I don't really want to be the odd man -- ahem, woman -- out.

So I'm really excited about teaching this new SS class, starting Dec. 13. We know some of the people in there, which makes it more fun, and I'm excited about the book we're starting: The Tough Sayings of Jesus. Superman's already wanting to start a class twitter and blog...I'll let him handle that. ;)

Oh, and one more celebratory note:

No more Super Duper University classes until 2010!!!

Happy Thanksgiving. =)

7 comments:

Mari said...

I think you and Superman will be perfect for this class - you will be blessed as well as the others in it!

Sara said...

How awesome that you are following God's prompting in teaching and NOT rushing his prompting for when you should start a family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Brooke said...

sounds like an exciting new chapter. its hard when you're surrounded by people who all have something in common but you. especially when the "you're next" pressure starts.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Sounds like this new class is a good fit! Yippee for camraderie!

Lucy Marie said...

It's neat the means that God uses to get us thinking about where we need to be and what we need to be doing. I hope the class is a blessing to you and you are a blessing to the class!

Growin' with it! said...

well sweet friend...don't be surprised that all those other women are probably looking at you and saying "i remember what life was like before kids"! my Hubster & i led a group called 20 somethin' in our church. and we got to watch the same sorta stuff...couples meeting, marrying & having babies. it is a memorable time and i'm sure God is going to use you 2 in mighty ways!

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

have a happy thanksgiving, friend! sorry I haven't commented in a long time! still love reading!!!!