This past week the Church Board met. In the midst of a number of discussions, they gave to me a very gracious gift.
As I have been planning my wedding on July 13th, I have been carefully guarding my days. I’ve worked on days off in order to take a few other days to visit and work on wedding preparations. I’ve left some gaps in my usual routines in order to give time to the need for a whole new set of routines.
All of this was beginning to pile up as the wedding neared. The Board graciously presented to me a leave from June 23rd to July 29th. OK, they thought I should take a leave! And I gladly agreed!!
In this case, a leave does not necessarily mean less work. Just redirected work. I will be attending a number of “new family” events as well as events for both Cynthia and I. I will be helping to amalgamate our household goods prior to our wedding. And as I write this, I’m sure there are events that I don’t even know about!
When I read some of the upcoming events to the congregation yesterday, one of my friends started to write them down, and then found out he couldn’t keep up! Even as I look at the list, I’m glad I’ve been granted a leave. I have this feeling our marriage will be the better for it!!
And so, as I have expressed to each of them personally, my thanks to a very gracious group who are my immediate “bosses”.
Your wisdom and consideration is much appreciated.