This year, Maddie was born, I graduated from seminary, and I turned 30. Yet I never really viewed myself as old. I’ve had some gray hair for years, but it’s still all there! I’m still active in the Young Adult ministry here at church. So, I feeling pretty good . . . until earlier this week.
Our Young Adult ministry (includes college, single, and young marrieds) is heading out on our retreat today. Last week, I was asked to drive the church van (1st clue) but didn’t think much of it since I’ve done it before. Then earlier this week I got the schedule and saw the first session starting at 11:30 pm and said out loud, “That ‘s too late for anything.”
It was then that I realized, this retreat is not for me . . . I’m the younger old guy with the baby bringing the whole family who’s driving the church van. When I was in college, we called them chaperones.
I’m now a chaperone. I’m feeling old.