Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Embarrassing moment #...oh brother, I've lost count!
Have you ever had one of those days where you know you've forgotten something, but you just can't figure out what it is? I had one of those days on Easter Sunday.
All morning long I had the nagging feeling that I had forgotten something very important, but no matter how much I thought about it, I just couldn't put my finger on what it was. The children were going to be singing in our morning worship service and I wanted to make sure that I had input the words into the Easy Worship program, but I knew that was done...the lesson for Kingdom Kids was ready...the workers were all where they were supposed to be in all the Children's areas. I just couldn't figure it out. SO, I continued on with my morning.
All the kids (preschool and K - 6th) came into our Kingdom Kids room to practice thier song before we went into the sanctuary. They did a fantastic job. I was very proud of them and knew they would do great. We lined everyone up. Walked them to the sactuary, got all of them onto the platform and prepared to sing...and THEN it hit me. I'd forgotten the music. I didn't bring the CD! We didn't have it in the building!!!! We use Itunes for our Children's church, instead of switching out the CD's all the time and it never once crossed my mind that the music wasn't in the soundbooth. HORRORS!!!! My face blanched as I realized what I'd forgotten. Thirty sets of eyes are staring at me...ready to sing...and we have no music!!! One hundred and seventy sets of ears are waiting to hear the children sing, and we have NO MUSIC!!!
I quickly told the congregation that I'd forgotten the music and would be right back and scurried out of the sactuary all the while trying to figure out what to do. A teenager was running our sound for us that day in Kingdom Kids and he ran to the sound booth (up a flight of stairs) twice to find a blank CD, then we burned the one song needed onto the CD and he ran it back to the soundbooth. (I really hope I didn't break any copywrite laws, but I promise that CD will be destroyed.) The entire problem was resolved in probably 5 minutes or less, but it was one of the longest 5 minutes in my life. The kids sang and did a marvelous job and the service went on just fine, but I was so embarrassed I could have falled through the floor and hidden for the rest of the day. I'm doubtful that I will make that same mistake again...EVER! So, that's my embarrassing story.
*Sigh* Some things never change.