4.16.2008

Phew...

Well, we survived our first Sunday in the new ward...

I've been chastened by Heavenly Father for my feelings of doubt about why we were in the 4th ward as I am now serving as the Primary President. Didn't see that one coming but I am very excited about taking on this challenge. My hope is I'll be too busy every Sunday to remember that I miss the way it used to be. :) Bryan is now the 1st counselor in the Young Men's Presidency.

Trying to choose counselors and a secretary from a list of sisters I didn't know by name or face forced me to truly rely on the Lord for guidance. After meeting one Thursday night, one Saturday night and one Sunday at church, I feel confident that things will be okay.

We generally have our Sacrament meeting last down here but it was first this Sunday in order to sustain all of the new leadership. I felt like I was under a microscope as I stood and when I was asked to come up and bear my testimony I could feel my entire neck get flaming hot and red! I made some comment about trying not to cry because I do the ugly cry and I didn't want to traumatize the children on their first Sunday with me... I don't remember everything I said but I do remember telling them about growing up military and a sign in my mother's kitchen that said "Home is where the Army sends you". I thought I needed to make one that reads "Home is where the Lord sends you" because this was our new home...

I thought I had everything prepared and ready for Primary time but having the Sacrament meeting first really threw me off with the timing of everything like class changes, our poor new nursery leader had 3 screamers and I needed 2 substitutes but other than that things went as best as could be expected. My good friend, Erin, is still the Primary President for 5th ward and now Jennie Jo is Primary President for 6th ward so I have close resources to call on for help if I need it!

Cara and Jordyn seemed to have a great first week. I think it helped to have me close by, at least for Cara. Jordyn handles new situations extremely well, thankfully.

All is well.

5 comments:

Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

Heeeeeeeeeheeeee heeeeeeeeeeee.
Good luck friend and fellow ugly crier. Our ward boundaries out here are all kinds of odd because they had to include one house in another ward because that guy was supposed to be Bishop. He was surprised too. Ha ha.

Aubrey said...

I'm glad you guys are doing okay. And just a funny/cute story - My Mom called me on Sunday to inform me that she had a new best friend. When I asked her who it was, she replied "Cara." I just giggled! And my Mom said you did a great job bearing your testimony. Plus, I think you might start getting dinner invitations! I'm not sure if that's bad or good, but we'd be excited to see you!

courtney said...

You are going to do so good! love ya

Spymommy said...

I think you will be a complete natural at this calling. The Lord knew you would do great and you will. I wish I could be in your Primary. sigh... more on that later.

Heather said...

I can totally see you in this calling. When they said they needed leadership from other wards was a reason to split the wards they weren't kidding about all of the hidden leadership 5th ward had. 2 primary presidents and a relief society president. You will do wonderful.