Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's Not Just Us

Hubby and I have been feeling very put upon lately thinking all of this crap heaped upon us was just..us.  We thought maybe this feeling of being outsiders might be us being too sensitive.  We thought that until Hubby met another pastoral couple who live about 20 minutes from us and are in the same denomination.

They recognized Hubby and introduced themselves while he was at a coffee shop.  They got to talking and Hubby casually mentioned the cultural differences this area has compared to the other places we have lived.  The couple's jaws droppped and they both said, "We thought it was just us."  Conversation continued and they confided in Hubby that things were so bad at their church and town that they had privately taken to calling it "the Hurt Locker."  Yes folks, that's right, being a pastor in this area is akin to being the person who defuses terrorist bombs.

I'm just sayin'....

2 comments:

Erica said...

Well, hooray! I think a dinner date, or several, is in order with this couple? Maybe you can play "my parishioner said WHAT??" bingo or something. Speaking from my experiences with a support group at my job, it can be soooo nice to find other people who are going through the same things you are.

Bubblewench said...

You must feel some sort of relief knowing that...