Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Me again

Yes, it's really me, not one of those other peeple who post on my blog. 6_9
As my blog has been rather lacking of late, i shall rewrite what i've written before in a notebook.

Wednesday, 23rd of August, 2006
Dear Peeples,
I'm going to have my
Catechetical Examination tonight, and on Sunday i'll be confirmed. I'm scared and nervous and stressed and my heart is pounding. Even other stressful feelings are drowned out by this - this constant waiting for it to be over. Help. I feel like yelling, crying, sleeping, and just getting this done all at once.
From,
Margaret Ann R.

Later…
Dear Peeples,
I DID IT!!!
All six chief parts by myself, and then some questions about the questions and the catechism. I just had my Catechetical Examination and i'm proud. I can enjoy my visiting Grandma!
I FEEL
GREAT.
I haven't felt like this a while. I feel nice, and old, and somewhat confirmed.
Leading up to it in the vespers i was shaking and i couldn't sing, i was so nervous. Reciting the catechism before involved a lot of had-wringing (right beforehand, when Pastor was asking me a couple questions to get me ready, i actually cut my pinky on a fingernail). But during the actual examination (which was preceeded by me turning on the mike and proceeded by me turning it off) i didn't wring my hands at all.
Of course, i'm not confirmed. I still have to walk in the processional in church on Sunday and sit in front and talk by myself and all that, but i don't have to do it from memory. I just read it. I won't try to memorize it.
I feel like i can consentrate on a book (probably tFotR) now. I can think. Yay! It's a nice feeling.
Grandma got me a cross neclace. Never seen a finer chain. It's gorgious (sp?). Mom and Dad ordered me an LSB (Lutheran Service Book) with my name on it. Mom said i might be the first to get an inscribed one, though it won't be done till Later this month, and even then i won't get it till September.
A lot of peeple came. At first i thought that would make me more nervous, but it the end it turned out i ws grateful for the support.
I'm wearing my first hoop earrings, if you care.
Right now, life is beautiful.
From,
Margaret Ann R.

Okay, done babbling. I'm not sure if that was any better than not talking, but i've been stressed today and suddenly i'm wonderfully not. Adios!

3 comments:

  1. Hey Maggie,
    I'm glad your examination went well. Your necklace sounds beautiful and you are so lucky to get a personal LSB. I've never worn earings before, but they sound nice. I will continue to pray for your Confirmation on Sunday.
    Have fun amd remember not to be to stressed out,
    Rebekah

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  2. Congrats Maggie!
    When I was getting confirmed I was really nervous and I was positive the people watching me could see me shaking =P But here I am, alive and well ;) Im glad you survived and that you're getting confirmed! Congratulations!

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  3. Yep, i think we can all agree, getting confirmed is stressful.It shouldn't be...but i think any public ceremony is stressful. But afterwards you feel great and enjoy yourself so it is all worth it. Kinda like planning a wedding. You know all about that don't you?
    Well, i will end this by saying i am proud of you Maggie for being a good Luthern even if at times it makes you nervous -:)
    Maria the Been There Done That Girl

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