16 Things That Are Real For People Who Go To Vigils With Their Parents

March 4, 2016

Attending church with your parents can give various reactions from being sad to happy to being overly frustrated sometimes. Growing up we all had that time when we had to go to vigils with our parents and these are a few things that may have happened or maybe still happen.

1. When your parents tell you there is a church service that “evening”

So which one is it today?

2. And it starts at 10:00 PM

Oh God why?

3. And they say “go and sleep now so you can be rested”

But it is just 2 PM ma.

4. But your body has other plans

Why is this sleep not coming?

5. When you look at your watch and it is almost 9:30 PM

But do we have to really pray all night long?

6. And you are trying to give a flimsy excuse

“My back is paining me”. “I think i have a sore throat and my kidney is about to fail”.

7. But your parent is not having any of them

Meet me at the car in two seconds.

8. The long speech on the way to the program about what it is about

This must be the first part of the sermon.

9. When the testimonies and admonitions are getting too long

*nods in agreement to the testimonies*

10. And your parents catch you dozing and sleeping and give you the death stare

Ahan someone cannot nod his head in peace again?

11. So you have to stay awake or pretend to by all means possible

This is not an easy job.

12. Having an eye to eye contact with your parent when you should be closing your eyes for prayer

Its a mistake i was praying in the spirit.

13. Six hours later and the pastor is about to start his “short sermon”

Please what have we been doing?

14. And there are still four things on the program of events

What is really going on here?

15. When you hear “In conclusion” and all traces of sleep evaporate

What is a sleep?

16. And it is time to head back home


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