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Burdens Off

judymcdermott's picture
on November 18, 2008 - 6:58am

Last Sunday morning marked the end of a very long year. One final meeting next Month and I'm officially off Vestry. With this final meeting also comes the end of my sitting on the Christian Formation Team, Episcopal Young Churchmen, the Library Revitalization Team and Vacation Bible School Team. Its been quite a learning experience. As an Episcopalian, its been difficult to watch as my Church falls apart due to the admission of an openly Homosexual Bishop. So with this comes all the politics and policies of keeping my Church on track with the National Church and not falling to Scism. And I've learned that I'm not strong enough to stand up and face down someone who is such a control freak that no matter what the issue is, its her way or nothing. As an "Out Going Vestry Member" I had to count the votes for the four spots left open. We chatted as we counted and all of us were also on Christian Formation with Mrs. Robinson Control Freak. We all agreed as we determined the new Vestry Servers that come the week of Vacation Bible School, we were all going to be "On Vacation" and not available to assist her. Anyway, so now that a bunch of stuff has been taken off my shoulders, that leaves just the fund raiser dinner theatre, (if there will be one this year) and being a Lay Reader once a month.

I'm still dealing with depression and am very lonely, but I'm learning to cope with it. You know what I think is sad? People who refuse to see that Depression is an illness and say that those of us who need to be on medication for it are "pill poppers" and "wannabe addicts" and that we are just looking for an excuse to drug ourselves. They want to believe that Depression is purely situational and that once things get better we shouldn't be depressed anymore. Right. Dry that one out and you can fertilize several lawns. I go to counseling twice a week along with taking medication to regulate my Depression. If I didn't do this, I wouldn't be able to function. Its not situational, and brain chemistry problems are not imagined or made up. I've found that its best to not talk about it. I don't know which side anyone is on with this subject.
Anyway, for those who are privileged enough to have family close, do enjoy your Thanksgiving, and remember that some of us will be celebrating alone.
Peace and Love this Holiday Season.

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