Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sigh of relief

I am on a couple of different committees at church. Both do valuable work; both have a lot of people I really enjoy being around. But one of them requires a week at a time of substantial time commitment, including daily trips to church. It isn't ordinarily a problem but right now it is TOO MUCH. Especially with Rob being gone for school a lot of weekends. Didn't seem like it would be too hard for me, but it turns out it is just too much.

Tonight the group met and I took a leave of absence until after May. Everyone was so kind and concerned that something was really wrong, and they were relieved that all is okay, my life is just too full right now. (I do realize this is actually a blessing, believe me.) So they told me it was fine, to come back when I could, and they made sure I would still attend the (very fun and delicious wine and food-filled) social events they have periodically.

I am so grateful for their kindness and so glad I was able to step away to take care of myself and my family without hurting or angering anyone. I feel so secure in my church family and so glad someone led me there 8 years ago.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful place to hang your hat. Everyone should have a spiritual safe-haven.