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The New Calling

February 7, 2008

I was pretty nervous last night by the time I got to the church.  I hadn’t had much time to think about the meeting during the day, but they were running behing with appointments, so I had plenty of time to think while I waited for my turn! 

When I got called in, Brother Beck asked how things were going at home and how Joseph’s calling was going.  He started asking specifically about what nights he’s involved with missionary work, and I was immediately relieved to realize that Gospel Doctrine teacher was not what I’d be asked to do!  So, my new calling, which is one step up from my previous speculations, is 2nd counselor in the YW presidency.  It will be a busy calling, but I’m actually pretty excited about it.  We’ll definately have to do some juggling with the kids, especially while we’re keeping them home from church, but the YW president is also my visiting teacher, so she knows our situation, and I’m sure she’ll be good to work with me.

When we were keeping Ryan home from church during his first winter, Joseph was called as the Elder’s Quorum President and I was put in the Primary presidency, so I know that the circumstances could be trickier!  At least this time we don’t both have Sunday callings!

Another snowstorm…and some speculation

February 4, 2008

But, thankfully, Joseph is here to do all the shoveling!!  He got home Saturday afternoon and took today off to spend the day with us!  It is sooooo nice to have him back home!

In other news, Joseph came home from church yesterday and told me that the relief society presidency had been reorganized.  A few minutes later, the phone rang.  It was executive secretary calling to ask me to meet with a member of the bishopric on Wednesday.  We all know what that means….

I’ve really enjoyed my calling as the compassionate service leader, but I guess it’s time to move on.  Naturally, we started speculating about what the call might be.  First on the list was to identify what callings were now vacant due to the new presidency members…..YW advisor, primary teacher, gospel doctrine teacher (please, no!), and enrichment board member.  With the exception of gospel doctrine (knock on wood), I could be happy with any of those….I can’t think of many other callings that would be more terrifying for me than having to teach gospel doctrine!  So, I figured that since I have to be in suspense for a couple of days, you could all be in suspense with me.  Any predictions on what I’ll be asked to do?

Another snowstorm…and some speculation

February 4, 2008

But, thankfully, Joseph is here to do all the shoveling!!  He got home Saturday afternoon and took today off to spend the day with us!  It is sooooo nice to have him back home!

In other news, Joseph came home from church yesterday and told me that the relief society presidency had been reorganized.  A few minutes later, the phone rang.  It was executive secretary calling to ask me to meet with a member of the bishopric on Wednesday.  We all know what that means….

I’ve really enjoyed my calling as the compassionate service leader, but I guess it’s time to move on.  Naturally, we started speculating about what the call might be.  First on the list was to identify what callings were now vacant due to the new presidency members…..YW advisor, primary teacher, gospel doctrine teacher (please, no!), and enrichment board member.  With the exception of gospel doctrine (knock on wood), I could be happy with any of those….I can’t think of many other callings that would be more terrifying for me than having to teach gospel doctrine!  So, I figured that since I have to be in suspense for a couple of days, you could all be in suspense with me.  Any predictions on what I’ll be asked to do?

Our Prophet

January 28, 2008

There are tons of video tributes popping up in memory of President Hinckley, and even though this one was made several months before his passing, I really liked the inclusion of the temple pictures because the building of new temples is one of the greatest legacies he left behind. And, I love the reminder to “stand a little taller”…

President Gordon B. Hinckley has passed away

January 27, 2008

I’m sure that the news has spread quickly here in Utah, but many of my blogging friends outside of the state might not have heard yet that President Hinckley passed away tonight.  Being 97 years old, I’m sure most of us knew that his time would come to an end soon, but it is still always a shock to hear this kind of news.   Ryan just saw the picture I posted here and said “President Hinckley”.  It’s sad to me that he won’t have a memory of one of my favorite prophets….though when I told him that President Hinckley went to Heaven tonight, he replied “Yeah, he’s being reverent”. 

I’m sure in the next few days there will be plenty to read and remember about the legacy that President Hinckley has left behind, and I know that he will be greatly missed.

Sunbeams on a snowy day

January 6, 2008

The snow is coming down, and I’m glad I’m on baby duty today and didn’t have to trudge through it to get to church this morning.  However, I’m a bit bummed that I’ll miss out on seeing Ryan off to his first day in primary.  The reality still hasn’t set in that my baby is old enough to be a Sunbeam.  The primary had a “meet your teacher” breakfast yesterday, and he had a great time seeing which of his nursery friends would be in his class and who his teachers are.  He was really excited this morning to go to his “new class”!  Where does the time go?  Wasn’t he born just yesterday?