Monday, December 20, 2010

New Chapter

I feel like I am beginning a new chapter of life....  There are a couple of large contributing factors.


The first (and obvious) is I am finished with my bachelor's degree.  It is really weird in some ways.  I almost don't know what to think.  I am not registering for classes or buying books.  This also proves interesting because as of right now, I don't even know what I am doing after the Christmas break.  I haven't heard back from any one yet on my applications.  We continue to keep praying and hoping.  I am fairly certain though if I am not teaching full time then I will be working as a sub.  Yeah! :)  Graduating is WONDERFUL but brings with it lots of unknowns....


To add to my new chapter feeling, I was asked to serve as the 1st Counselor in the Stake Primary Presidency.  I was sustained and set apart yesterday.  It was intriguing because I felt the weight of the calling while I was being sustained during sacrament meeting but then the peace and love for the children while I was being set apart.  Thankfully the Lord really is here to help the program succeed!  And it is a good thing we can turn to Him.  We (meaning myself and the President... there is no 2nd counselor or secretary at this time) have no idea what we are doing--no big deal, most people don't when they are called to something new.  Unfortunately, we have no reference--the Stake President has no idea what we are doing, there is no outgoing presidency.  We were given a manual of some sort--hopefully it has the answers because I really do want to fulfill my calling!  I am sure this will prove to be a great learning experience for me... :)  
I do know the Primary theme for next year is "I know the scriptures are true!"  I really love this theme!  I hope I can help the kids gain a testimony of the scriptures!  I know that we have a very SMALL primary (~125 kids) for our 8 ward stake.  This isn't a shocker though considering we are attending a married student stake and many people attending are without children of their own (like us).  I know some wards don't even have a primary.  I know there is a LARGE nursery.  I know a couple of wards are having ward conference next month and we were asked to come with.  I don't know what we do but we will go.  I know the Lord won't give me anything I can't handle....


Between both of these, it is enough to make me live day by day and give up on planning the future for the time being.  I am sure it will be an exciting, challenging, and rewarding journey and I am just grateful to have my best friend by my side as we experience these changes together.  I am also thankful for prayer because I know He will help guide me down the path that is best for us (doubt that means easiest but for sure the best)!

2 comments:

Tiersha and Josh said...

Wow that is a big calling! Good luck with everything. You will do great!

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