Happy end of January 🙂
Today’s I have another story and I particularly like this one cause it’s like reading a journal, and I’ve always liked books written that way. A few I’ve read include “Guy Next Door” by Meg Cabot, “Imagine This” by Sade Adeniran, “Diary of Anne Frank”. But today isn’t about any of those wonderful writers, its about a woman admire, Damilola Dada. As we all know, all the stories are altered so don’t start tying any loose knots(LOL). Enough of my rambling, please enjoy the story.
Saturday, January 19,2013.
Today there were all kinds of meetings. I had EXCOs’ meeting, choir practice, EXCO prayer meeting, general prayer meeting and finally Core prayer meeting concurrently! I mean the concept of ‘tgif’ is totally lost on me. I’m real busy during the weekends and even busier is Le boo thanks to fellowship and all the various meetings. But I’m a pastor’s girlfriend and a unit director myself so who better to understand the need for these things than myself. I’m torn between being so upset about a potentially great day that I could have spent with Debo and joyfully sacrificing my time for the Kingdom. The only proper conversation we had was after the EXCOs’ meeting when he shouted for Director Tife (your’s truly) to ask for updates on official assignments the Presido had given me. He solemnly remind me that the deadline for my unit report had passed and my unit was delaying his report to the Presido. I told him I’d written it and would have it typed tomorrow before fellowship by a good friend. That made him smile because he knew I was referring to him – he’s my personal typist.
. Sunday,January 20,2013.
Usually, I look forward to today because fellowship is in the evening so sometimes Debo and I get to spend the earlier parts of the day together. However, Le boo, being a final year medical student, had a test on Tuesday. I knew he hadn’t read much considering how Saturday went so we agreed he should spend the morning reading and he’d come for 3pm giving us about two hours before fellowship. At 2:15pm however, this text came in “Babe some alumni came to town and we are discussing getting a new bus for fellowship with Presido. I’m not sure I can come again. So sorry – see you in fellowship”. . Things got worse however when I was summoned by Pastor Debo (one and the same Le boo) just before fellowship. I thought he was going to apologize for missing our date but instead he grilled me for not yet submitting the unit report to him and for coming late for pre-fellowship prayers. When asked my reason for coming late, by my Vice President, also Pastor-in-charge of my unit (and boyfriend) why I didn’t make pre-fellowship prayers, I almost said “Because I was packing the lunch you were supposed to eat when you came over” but I held my tongue and instead “No excuse sir” came out politely. He gave me a look that felt like he was both correcting me and begging me not to be offended; too late I already was. I didn’t wait to see him after fellowship.
Monday, January 21, 2013.
Debo and I both had school (Obviously,its Monday duh!) and spent the little free time we had talking on phone trying to make up without actually really talking about what had happened yesterday. I knew I should have submitted my report and I shouldn’t have come late so I understood his dilemma, especially of not wanting to come across as soft in handling me and my unit because we were dating. At the same time I bet he felt guilty when his roommate gave him the cooler of food I brought to fellowship for him – he’d thanked me thrice already. That gave me some sense of leverage – sue me for being human. His test was tomorrow so I freed him from long conversations and said we’d fix a date after his test.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Querido Diario,
He said his test wasn’t so good. I proposed to go down to UCH and pay him a visit but he reminded me he was going to preach tomorrow and he needed to rest and prepare his message. I figured he also just wanted to be alone. That kinda hurt considering the way the past few days have been but I guess his test must have really been bad so I decided I’d wait till after fellowship tomorrow to talk to him.
. Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
Fellowship was good. It’s usually weird when I lead praise and worship and Le boo comes to collect the mic to preach, I usually feel shy and it feels too much like Pastor and Pastor Mrs. thing (LOL). Great message by le boo, but I just couldn’t shake off the feeling that something was wrong though. I waited after fellowship to see him. He had a couple of meetings with other unit directors but nothing I couldn’t endure. Or so I thought till I saw her waiting behind also. This 100level girl who rarely came for fellowship but ALWAYS wanted to see Debo about one boy matter or the other whenever she did show up. I groaned inwardly, why did she have to come today? Debo was really trying to get her rooted in fellowship and stuff so he wouldn’t want to blow her off. I waited for them to talk for like 20 minutes during which he kept glancing pleading glances at me begging me not to leave. I didn’t but he didn’t have much time to talk again. I asked him what was up but he just gave me that smile and said we should talk. I got the message; not here and now, later. Again we spent just like 15 minutes together.
Thursday, January 24,2013 Querido Diario,
I had school from 10am to 3pm. Le boo was free all morning and had school from 4 to 8pm. Oh! What annoying timing and twisted fate! #nuff said. Yeah that reminds me, Presido called asked how I was and mentioned that I had been coming late for meetings and submitted my unit report late, he also carefully but purposely mentioned my relationship with Debo in the convo. And in my mind I’m like I come late for three fellowship meetings and submit my unit report late and that means my relationship is interfering with fellowship work? Sheesh! I didn’t do those things cos he is my boyfriend and I felt I could get away with them I did them cos I’m human! All this was said in my mind of course (dem no born me) but I felt very offended. Just said “Ok sir” “No sir” “Yes sir” “Thanks sir” and “Bye sir”. I think he might have sensed I wasn’t too happy. I just hope I didn’t come across as disrespectful though.
Friday, January 25,2013.
Le boo came and spent the whole day with me. Yay!!! (Thank God for divinely timed public holidays). We finally got to talk about what was bugging him. Balancing school and fellowship (and me I’m sure, although but he didn’t add that) was getting tougher. He had finals coming up in a few months and in school the pressure was on, most of his tests had not been as good as he wanted and he was just concerned. We talked about it, prayed about his exams and encouraged ourselves. I felt a little more sympathetic when he explained how he felt and I apologized for not believing the best about his commitment to me. He had a meeting with a group but he had asked for permission from Presido to be to be absent and replaced by someone else citing very important personal issues that have been left unattended to for so long (meaning me! *blush blush*). Presido was gracious enough to free him. Le boo said he knows I’d been through a hard week and he appreciated my understanding, patience and the meal. LOL! Out of my giddiness with glee I did something really spontaneous, I pecked him on the lips. It wasn’t a big deal, but his reaction was a little weird – he held my face just as I pulled back like he didn’t want me to pull back then he looked at me weirdly and slowly let me go. I was a little confused. When I asked if he was fine, he flashed an indulgent smile, shook his head like he was slightly dazed and said a little too fine then muttered something about male anatomy and girls being completely clueless. I’m still not sure what he meant (exactly). Anyway, the rest of the visit was fabulous, we did nothing particularly – just watched a movie, talked and ate but that was fine by me. Didn’t realize how much I’d missed him till he was about to go. Was going to give him a front hug when he was leaving but he dodged and made it a side hug (wonder what’s up with that too). All in all it was a fantastic day. And somehow I’m not dreading this weekend’s meetings. 😉