Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I'm Off to Infiltrate the PTO

This is the day I will make my debut in our school district's PTO. Just those 3 little letters cause butterflies in my stomach and images of women who have known each other for years scowling at me, "the new girl". I feel like I'm going to a high school reunion of sorts with all the popular girls that never talked to me.

I know I'm being ridiculous, but women can be tough. I've not always had very good experiences helping in any of my kid's schools, even when they were in Christian school. It seems like one big competition to me. But, I'm going to step out of the boat and help with a magazine order at the middle school today and attend the PTO meeting tonight at the elementary school. My goals now compared to 6 years ago have changed. I used to want to make a run for PTO president and show everyone that Christians can be fun, too. I had my agenda and a big chip on my shoulder. Now, I just want to get to know some other families and serve the school, no strings attached. If I allow the Holy Spirit to guide me and be an encouragement to others I think I might enjoy the PTO a little bit more this go round!

3 comments:

TCC said...

Now, I just want to get to know some other families and serve the school, no strings attached.

I think this statement is one of the reasons why your experience will be different. Be real. Be the one He created you to be and He will shine through.

On Fire For Jesus said...

So good. You have much to offer. But everyone there has much to offer you too. Sounds like you are relaxed and ready to just go with the flow and enjoy.

The Gang's All Here! said...

Another great perspective on women relating to women. Thanks for sharing - this is good stuff!