Hooray! Tova Darling is hosting Totally Awkward Tuesdays, complete with Mr. Linky, even while she's away - that girl is totally with it, I tell you. Go visit and play along!
I mentioned in yesterday's post that I was 19 when the hubs and I got married. I don't know about everywhere else, but in our church at the time, it was required that we have "counselling" meetings with Pastor before he agreed to marry us. I'd been going to this church for years and was quite close with Pastor and his family, so I wasn't nervous or anything.
So we go to our session, he's asking all the normal questions (why do you want to get married? Will you be tithing? etc...). Then he starts fidgeting, stops making eye contact and asks one more question. "Do you have to get married?"
Me: (alarmed) "No. We want to."
Pastor: "Yes, but do you have to?"
Me: (totally not getting why he keeps asking us this) "No. We want to."
At this point, hubs is looking at me really funny, his eyes are twitching and he's all trying to convey some secret code that I totally don't understand.
Me: (to hubs) "What? We don't have to! Nobody's making us!"
Now I'm starting to get flustered - did hubs NOT want to marry me? Was Pastor trying to change our mind? We were weeks from the wedding, what was going on!?
Hubs: "Hon, he means... (looks at my belly) ...do we have to."
Ding! Ding! Ding! I must have turned ten shades of blush.
Me: "NO!!!! I swear! No! We've been planning this wedding since last summer... I swear... you can ask my mom!"
It was totally awkward. Partly because I was an idiot, partly because dear, sweet pastor asked that question.
Sanity or Patience: choose one.
Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?