“Thank you for the invitation, but I’m sorry I can’t join the choir. I really enjoy singing, but I can’t always make rehearsals. My lupus sometimes flairs up, and I’m wiped out in the evenings.”
Eloise was a wonderful singer. I knew that because I was sitting in front of her in church that morning and heard her lovely voice.
“But Eloise, that doesn’t matter. You can still sing on Sunday when you’re able.”
“I can? I thought I had to be at the rehearsal the week before we sang. That’s always been the rule in other choirs.”