05-13-2012, 03:34 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: On a clear day, I can see Mt. Rainier ... but you can't count on the days to be clear here ...
| | She's still a sweetheart ...
I've revealed on here before that I have hearing loss, and that I've recently gotten specialized hearing devices to help quiet the tinnitus. I'm actually VERY self-conscious about misunderstanding someone because of the hearing loss. I do really well when the hearing devices are turned on, but everything just sounds different when they're turned off, and it's hard for me to understand.
In church, during the worship, while the band is playing, it's a little bit too much, so I turn my hearing devices off, then turn them back on when someone starts to speak. We go to a very informal and free-form church.
This morning, during the music right before we dismissed, the worship leader said "Staying together," prompting us with lyrics of the next stanza. I thought he said "Standing together," and I got up. My wife got up almost at the exact same time I did, and she put her arm around me (We often have an arm around each other when we stand during worship.). When the lyrics of the next stanza were projected, I saw "Staying together," and realized I had misunderstood what he said. One by one, other people started standing over the rest of the congregation until everybody was standing.
It would not be a problem in our church for someone to get up at a time like that if they felt like it. That didn't bother me. What bothered me was that I stood because I misunderstood ... and it REALLY bothered me.
When I got a chance, I asked my wife, "Did you think he said 'standing?'"
"No. I understood what he said."
"So why did you get up, too?"
She paused, then shrugged slightly and said, "I just didn't want you to stand by yourself."
... Ya know ... sometimes ... she can still make my heart flutter ... She's a keeper ...
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Last edited by shy_guy; 05-13-2012 at 03:49 PM.