Giggle, Giggle, Hehehe

21 Jan

I was at the church tonight to rehearse a song that I am playing my saxophone with the choir on.  As I was packing up (and the choir was continuing their rehearsal) the music director asked me if I would mind making a few phone calls for him.  He had just found out that two more people were going to be missing from the bell choir rehearsal that he had scheduled for tonight and – because it is really hard to rehearse that particular ensemble without everyone (or close to everyone) there – he had decided to cancel.  He needed me to call the people that were still planning on coming.

I went into his office, found the directory, pulled out my phone and started making calls.  When someone picked up, the conversation went something like this:

Me:  Hello, [insert name here]?
[Insert Name Here]:  Yes?
Me:  Hi, it’s Sarah Weaver, from Pilgrimage.
[Insert Name Here]:  Hi!!
Me:  I’m just calling to let you know that, due to the number of people that aren’t able to make it, tonight’s bell choir rehearsal has been cancelled.
[Insert Name Here]:  Okay, thanks for letting me know!!
Me:  Not a problem.  So sorry for the late notice.  See you Sunday.
[Insert Name Here]:  Bye!!

As I had this conversation with each person on my list, it dawned on me that I am still not comfortable calling myself Sarah Weaver.  It’s been seven months and I still have to resist the urge to giggle like a giddy honeymooning newlywed when I introduce myself as Sarah Weaver.

For those of you married women (who changed their name) out there – how long did it take you to get used to introducing yourself or hearing yourself called by your new name? Am I weird?

I feel like it’s something that I need to get over before I start interviewing for church positions.  Because – you know – church search committees are always SO impressed with prospective pastors who introduce themselves, pause and giggle.

3 Responses to “Giggle, Giggle, Hehehe”

  1. Debbie January 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Sarah, I think that's cute and I understand. I've been married for 25 years and if someone calls me Mrs. Petras, I always pause and smile inside even after all these years. I've even asked my husband about how he feels having another person take on his name. Frankly, he doesn't really think much about it. But to me, it's like a responsibility to carry on another's name as my own. So Sarah, I'm on the same page as you on this one.

    Love,
    Debbie

  2. Melissa January 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    HAHA! I've been married 14 months & i still think it's wierd. I was Melissa Perry my whole life or Mel Perry & now it's Melissa Venable. I'm just starting to get used to it. And i love it! But for awhile – & definitely still at 7 months – i was like – heeheheheheheehe. 🙂

    Also – for awhile i was used to seeing my name written – b/c my work started my email as Melissa Venable & all that when i started my job – i was engaged but it was another 4 months before i'd be married! So i got used to seeing it written – but hearing it was so wierd!

    And my favorite – shortly after we got married, i was at my sister-in-law's church & she introduced us – 'this is my brother brad & his wife, melissa'

    THAT was really wierd! LOL!

  3. Layla Frances January 24, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Hi!
    I started reading your blog since I ran across it from a Kelly's Korner show us your life….
    I am newly married and also became a “Weaver”….I have only been married two months, and being 29 years old, I tend to laugh and have a hard time getting “Layla Weaver” out…..I would love to know when it can be as routine as it was with my maiden name…..

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