Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Standing for Truth and Righteousness...

Approximately one month ago, Kam and I were stopped by the executive secretary at the end of Sacrament meeting and told us the Bishop wanted to talk to us following church. I thought to myself, "Oh no, Kam is finally getting a calling when I need him to watch the baby during Primary." I went through the rest of church working on Primary stuff, getting our activity ready, checking on classes, etc. During this time I ran into the 1st and 2nd counselor in the hallway. We began to chat and I started trying to convince them to tell me what the Bishop wanted to talk to us about. I knew the Young Men's presidency was needing to fill some positions, so I was slightly worried that Kam would be called to that. Of course the counselors wouoldn't crack, and I was left to figure out in my mind how he was going to juggle school, Young Men's and home life up until we met with the Bishop.

We walked into his office and participated in small talk. He started asking us how long we were planning on being here, how things were going in Primary, at work and in school, just chit chat. Then he hit us with it, the calling was for me, and they called me to be the new Young Women's President. I was floored. "Are you serious?" and "Ok, Ok" was all I could muster. So, last Sunday they finally sustained and set apart myself and my presidency. I think it will be a good group and I am excited to get to know the girls. We are having our first presidency meeting today and I think we have a lot of good ideas.

I am sad to leave my Primary kids. I have really enjoyed my time in Primary and have learned to love those kids. I know the new President will do a great job, but in a way it's bitter sweet to leave Primary behind.

So, if any of you have any positive suggestions in how to make my time in Young Women's successful, please suggest away!

7 comments:

Kory and Tiffini Howard Family said...

Happy Birthday first of all! Oh my goodness!!! You better move before they call you to be relief society pres. too! Man Do I admire you those are some tough callings with a new baby, work, etc... I would imagine though Young womens might be a little easier to handle much easier to communicate with, and they have an understanding. Good luck with that. Thus another reason I love Utah to many better than me ha ha!

Taylor Family said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope you get to do something fun today. I don't have any good suggestions on your new calling but I hope you really enjoy it, I've always thought young womens could be a really fun calling. Maybe that's just because I've also been in primary for a long time and I'm ready for a change. Still waiting for a calling in our new ward here.

Chad & Heather said...

How are you gonna celebrate? Happy Birthday:)
Wow on the new calling! I can't belive Kam got away with no calling still...I am sure you will be awesome at Young Women's!

marcie said...

You're going to have so much fun. I really think that you'll be great for these girls and be able to whip 'em into shape. They certainly need someone like you who's not afraid to help them try some new things. And we get to see each other in ward council... good thing, too, since that's probably the only time we'll be able to see each other now, haha!

And happy birthday!! I certainly hope you took Chelsea up on her offer to babysit and you and Kam are going out :)

NatalieHemingway said...

Hi Lisa. You don't know me, but I just stumbled upon your blog as I was looking for other OT bloggers. I'm in Michigan, an OT, a mom, and getting ready to be thrown into the Primary presidency I think (YIKES!). I can definitely relate. E.mail if you'd like: nataliehemingway@aol.com. good luck with all. P.S. - I've done YW too. It's GREAT!!

Carr Family said...

You are going to be busy!!! I loved yw and miss it a ton. Good Luck on your new calling...it's a big one. We would love to see you in August and will be around. email me and we will exchange phone numbers.
shellmeister10@yahoo.com

JamieG said...

ha ha ha ;)