At church there are various classes that I attend. One of the classes is called Relief Society and it is just with the ladies. Before class starts we hear announcements of any upcoming activities and then the lady conducting always asks if anyone has anything to share for the "good news minute".
Of course there are always pregnancy announcements, but there are also people telling that they ran 1/2 marathons, or are graduating from college, etc. Well a few weeks ago after my big baby shower gift shopping spree one of my neighbors that goes to my church came over. I was showing her my purchases and we were chatting, and she knows I'm infertile and stuff. So she was telling me how she had just turned 40 and had been freaking out because she hadn't had her period for 2 months. She said she had just gone to the doctor to get a pregnancy test and was so relieved that it was negative. It was hilarious. I thought how she is thrilled she isn't pregnant and I am devastated that I'm not. It just depends on our stage of life how we react to our period and to pregnancy test results. I still told her that if she ended up getting pregnant I was prepared with a shower gift for her. :)
That led us to start joking about the "good news minute" in Relief Society and how it would be a bad news minute if she had to share her pregnancy news. (We currently have at least 7 ladies that are pregnant at church). We were laughing our heads off. Then she said, "Ok, on Sunday I'll announce that my good news minute is that I turned 40. And then you can say, And more good news is that she's not pregnant." It was great to think about it. But we never did it. She never announced her news, so I couldn't follow up with my part of the plan.
But this week during the "good news minute" one of my friends announced, "I'm pregnant." To which my neighbor chimed in, "And I'm not!" It was too funny. All of the ladies were confused. The room was buzzing with, "Who's pregnant now? and What did she say?" It was awesome.
So, here is my good news minute: I'm going to Australia & New Zealand in less than a month! I am so stinking excited. I love to travel. I can hardly wait to hold a koala bear or jump into a kangaroo's pouch.
What's your good news minute?