A couple of days ago I was approached by a friend (while at church) and she said "Your name has been nominated for PTA Vice President and after you serve a year in that role, we would like for you to be our next PTA President (at Bradley and Calvin's school)". After the shock wore off my face I thought to myself "wait... when did I put that out in the universe that I "Heidi Sonboul" wanted to be the next PTA President?!" I know that I speak up when I think things are wrong and I have gotten to know almost EVERY child on the playground, because this is our 3rd year there. I'm just confused... I guess.
I feel like I'm always running and didn't I just do a post the other day about controlling the speed of my life? Let's say that I jump on this ride... let's say that I take this role, what then? Will I still have time to workout and shower? Feeling confuse as to what I should do
I called my sister Tammy and she said
"RUN... and talk to Penny (my other sister)".
Then I called mom and she said
"RUN... and talk to Penny".
(Back story on penny: she has been a PTA President and she has said "it's a LOT of work"!)
So I call Penny and she says
"Heidi...it's so much work! However, if there was ever a mom that could do it...it would be you".
Wait what??? Now I'm even more confused! All I needed was one more person that is a "mother" to give me the RUN talk and I was going to pass. After I got off the phone with her, I thought a lot about what she said and in my heart I know that this is what I should be doing with my life. Pushing and leading along even when I'm beat and overbooked. I feel that's why I went through so much as a child and understand so much about life as an adult. That's why I'm loud and not afraid to speak up for what's right. I know that being a PTA President won't solve the worlds issues, but it will allow me to reach those that are local...even if I must skip a show or two (let's hope that doesn't happen).
I have no idea if I will win this race I'm about to start, but dang it... I'm going to give it all I've got. I want the best for my boys and the school they go to. I have a lot of GOOD ideas and I'm not afraid to use them. So with confidence and courage I'm taking this role. Pray for me people... that I won't fall from exhaustion!
Pray for my that I will accomplish my to do list in life.