Wednesday, April 29, 2009

53 hours and counting

Odd title, huh? That's my attempt at luring you in to read the post.

I'm the team captain for my school for Relay for Life. Last January when the title was thrown on my lap without any courtesy request (after the miscarriage AND writing my thesis--I was in no mind to be the captain of anything!), I was overwhelmed with the responsibility.

But with each team captain meeting, each conversation with the ACS staff, I found my attitude adjusting.

The Lord sure does work in mysterious ways!!!

I actually ENJOY being the team captain!

I even (insert gasp here) asked to be the captain again this year.

In about 53 hours, my responsibilities for this year will be over. Last night was the big annual (well, second annual!) talent show at school. It as a raging success...but I'm a raging basket case now. I'm so far beyond exhausted right now.

On the other hand, I'm looking forward to Friday evening when we set up our tent at the actual Relay event. My staff rarely has a time to just get together and relax. I hope that lots of families come out and sit together, walk together, get to know one another a little better, without feeling like it's just one more thing to take up their time. I want my co-workers to WANT to come out.

I'm really looking forward to 53 hours from now when I'm going to crawl into bed and not emerge for a good while. I might even unplug the phone.


Maggie said...

Kudos to you for taking on such a huge thing...two years in a row!

Enjoy Friday...and then enjoy your much deserved break!

Kyla said...

I'm so glad you ended up loving it!

Christina said...

congrats on a job well done!

Andi said...

It is addictive, you know. After 10 years, I still feel compelled to do it. I am so happy this has been something we can share. I will be looking for you tomorrow! Yes, let's walk some laps together, friend.
Excellent job this year by the way!! What are your thoughts about next year???? (it's too soon to ask; I know!) LOL

Arizaphale said...

Sounds like this is a really big deal over there. It sure is great to get together as a staff and forget about school for a while. Hope it went well.