Well as you can imagine, celebrating Christmas for the very first time EVER is quite exciting!! I got out all my Christmas cards, have most of my shopping done and baked my brains out!! Oh but what fun times we are having!! It is so funny.. I keep waiting to feel "bad" or "guilty" and I just don't.
Anyway.... I have to share this experience I just had today. It was so funny I could hardly contain myself!
I was at this local store inquiring about a gift for my husband for Christmas. The store manager was very nice and since he had only one item left in the store, he would need time to box it up since I was buying the floor model. (Sorry I cannot say what it is.. my husband is on here regularly..) The guy said.."How soon do you need it..is it for Christmas?" I said " Yes." He said,"Oh OK". And we made arrangements for him to call me to come pick it up later because I was short for time. I gave him my business card and said to call me when it was ready.
He said.."Oh you work at so and so??" I said "yes." He said, "I have a friend who works there too..it is so and so." I said," Oh.. yes, I know her..(it was a witness I have known for years!) So.. we continued in our conversation and low and behold he asked me what my husbands fathers name was.. I told him. He said, "I know him!! I am a Jehovah's Witness, and we are in the same hall!" I about started laughing because he then looked really bewildered.. I said, "Oh O.K.." I know he was trying to figure out why I was buying my husband a Christmas present..It was especially funny when I got in my car to drive away..with the wreath on the grill of my car!!
We are not D'Fd YET!! But I am sure it will be coming soon!! We have'nt been to a meeting in almost 2 years.. My wreath on my car is my way of saying to all.."You have no hold on me any longer!!" I FINALLY feel I have reached the point where I am no longer afraid of them. Before if this incident would of happened I would have been scared that I would be D'fd. But now..it strikes me as a very funny experience. I can only imagine what they will be saying now!! Hopefully though they will get the message ..."How do you like me now??!!!"