I know it has been awhile since I posted and I deeply apologize to all my faithful readers. 🙂 Working half a day everyday keeps a mommy busy and then you go and throw in VBS every night this week, and aye caramba! Only one more week of summer school and VBS was a blast, but it’s over… thank God! By the way, my husband did an amazing job putting the whole thing together and leading the whole thing. It was very cool to be able to be there every night and watch him do his thing, since we rarely make it to youth group. I was so proud of my man!
So, on to some exciting news. Remember I told all of you that Geric had a few leads at churches as far as youth pastor positions? Well, one of the churches (the best one in my opinion) asked him to come in for an interview. They were so impressed that they asked him to come back. They were so impressed again, that they asked him to come back again… “and this time, bring your wife.” Huh? Your what? Me? Seriously?
So, it’s down to two people for the jr. high youth pastor position and they want both of us to come and talk to a few of the pastors and youth leaders on Tuesday evening. I’m freaking out!!! Why? Well, think about it. They obviously like Geric. They’ve talked to him twice (both times over an hour) and they picked him to be in their final two. Now they want to meet me, and let’s just think negatively for a minute, and pretend that he doesn’t get the job. What do you think stood in his way? BINGO! ME! This is A LOT of pressure, A LOT of pressure! How many of you had to go and interview for your husband’s job??? None, I bet. And let’s just be honest here… I make a HORRIBLE first impression. I am aware of this downfall I have, and I feel like I’ve gotten better, but I’m still so-so. I’m serious. Think back to the first time you met me (for those of you that know me) you probably didn’t like me. I hear that all the time! I really do! (Unless you birthed me. Mom, I know you like me.)
Oh, this is PRESSURE!!! What am I going to wear? What if they ask how involved I am in youth group now, because it’s not much! I have two little guys to wrangle all the time. What if they ask me something and something stupid comes out? What if I try to be funny and sarcastic, like I normally am, and they don’t get it or they do get and it and they just don’t think that I’m funny? What if I’m just a big raging bull in a China shop? (That’s what my dad says… only because he is speaking from experience. It’s not in a mean way, really. He just gets me.)
I know I just need to be myself. If they don’t like me for me, then I don’t want to be there anyway. I would just feel so awful if I was the reason that Geric got passed up for this amazing job. Really, really awful. They really should think about that when they ask wives to come in and interview. The aftermath if the husband doesn’t get the job, because that would really suck. Really, really suck.
Okay, that’s enough of my rant. I have four days to rehearse answers to possible questions and get super-duper nervous. If you feel inclined to leave some encouragment, feel free. Spread the love, people, spread the love.