Lodge Chaplain & arms dealer
Excellent and a win-win as another Brother gets to step up and help the chapter.I had a sit down last night with my Chapters long time Past Worthy Patron (18 years) and talked through all this . He said to take my time , I have secured another Past WP to do the work for me while I continue my studies . My Chapter is fresh out of Brothers who can or are willing to put this to memory so the torch HAS to be passed on to younger Brothers , and I am the youngest Brother .
You are correct , it is the pressure , and now that the pressure is off , all of this should start falling into place eventually .
I feel that pressure too, anytime my wife, Nancy, and I go the a OES, they are all over her, like ants on sugar. Once he gets his MM, YOU can join Star! (drool, drool, slobber, slobber), or we can 'find' you an ancestor who was a Mason and then YOU don't have to wait!
My Brother Doug and I have a pact not to join Star until we both pass MM proficiency. (His wife is in Star already). My wife's latest dodge is that Doug's wife has to quit smoking before she can join.