I know pride isn’t generally a good thing but the thing is I am so very proud of my husband and the vocation he has pursued. It has been a long road to Joel being ordained – two degrees, years of waiting, interviews, moving house, our family growing and we have so many more adventures to come.
Everyday Joel faces different challenges. Even the plan he starts the day with is generally not the same plan by lunch time. This week will be particularly challenging as he is conducting two funerals. The emotion, sensitivity and the self control required to honor the family and their loved one is intense.
I mean he has to manage people’s expectations especially during members meetings. I think everyone can agree that managing people in general can be a nightmare but when those 40 people employ you, it changes the dynamic again. His professionalism amazes me (especially as I know how unprofessional he can be).
I guess what I’m getting round to saying is Joel I love you and I’m proud of you. Keep working, supporting those who need it and I’ll be there for you….. Now I have to ask, please will someone catch me when I fall?