Thursday, June 21, 2012
It's a High Fly Ball, Charlie Brown!
Life is full of unexpected surprises.
Sunday at church. The service is over and everyone is heading home.
FRIEND: Hey, Luana. Would you like to play on the church softball team?
ME: (Stalling) When is it?
FRIEND: The games will be in August until mid-September.
ME: (Still stalling) Well, I'm going to be out of town the first week of August.
FRIEND: No problem. We really need some players.
ME: (Remembering my history in sports) I'm a terrible player. The worst.
FRIEND: That's okay. It's just for fun. Come on! We could really use you.
ME: (Thinking it might be fun after all) When do you need to know?
FRIEND: By the end of the week.
ME: (Seriously considering it) Okay, let me think about it.
So yesterday I'm at church working with kids at Vacation Bible School and the pastor comes up to me with a roster on a clipboard:
PASTOR: (Handing me the roster and a pen) Would you like to sign up for the church softball team?