Wednesday, 2 April 2008

All Change

A few weeks ago at Church I got made redundant from my calling (in our Church everybody has a 'job', nobody gets paid but our assignments give us the opportunity to serve others and develop skills and talents) as 1st Counselor in Relief Society (the women's organisation) where my main emphasis was on teaching and education as well as the general welfare of all of our lovely ladies. I really loved it. I knew the end was nigh though as the current President was moving to China and I'd been in that position for three years and overdue a change of environment. Right after I was released from my position they asked me to fill in a position in the nursery for a couple of weeks while they decided on a person to fill the spot long term. Both of my boys are currently in the nursery and it took months and months (felt like actual years) to get Thomas to settle in there so I declined out of fear of him getting used to me being around and having to repeat the whole process all over again. I enjoyed my mini-break of zero responsibility.

Then three weeks later I got called as the Primary President. Now with my two counselors and merry band of helpers I have the task of taking care of all of the children aged 3-12 at church for 1 hour and 40 minutes of our 3 hour long church services. Suddenly the assignment in nursery didn't seem so bad. I am excited for the opportunity as I haven't really worked with the kids much before. Before my stint in Relief Society I was Seminary teacher (teaching the 14-18 year olds an early morning class before school) so kids are a totally new territory for me and well out of my comfort zone. Kids are just so honest (and lacking in tact) they'll tell you how it is, if they say 'You suck' or 'Boring' they mean it. That makes me a little bit nervous! I'll have to try really hard to not be boring or suck I guess!

Rob has been working in the Young Men's (youth) program for most of our married life which involves teaching them on Sundays and running the social group activities on Tuesday nights and he just got released too, so now for the first time in 4+ years I have a husband on Tuesday nights. Now he has no excuse not to join his Grandad's choir though, or else I'll have to!

7 lovely comments:

Riewerts' said...

(in responce to your comment on my blog)...Hahah..actually I loved Les Mis...it was you and Bryce who had fallen asleep.

alisha said...

reminds me of dumb and dumber "our pets heads are falling off"
"pretty bird, pretty bird"

Tom and Sarah Baker said...

You are so good at updating your blog!! It'll be a great book about an insight into a mum's life. I love reading it, it is always so entertaining, and I have to say thought-provoking at times:)

A M Y said...

I didn't realize you were Primary President, lucky you! I would definitely take nursery (because of the snacks and toys) over attempting to get children to sit still and listen!

The Limbys said...

Primary is fun! Children tell all so that's where you find out about everyone else in the ward.I've been in primary for years I know all the secrets!

Jill said...

Right before we moved I finished my 3 and a half year stint as Primary President over nearly 100 kids. It was great though, and you'll be amazing! You're so creative...no worries. It still brings the unexpectedness of nursery too-those little sunbeams are pretty great!

Heidi said...

Oh, you'll be awesome. Just try to recreate that super sharing time that we put together on the mish. I think you'll have to raid the baptismal clothing again! Congratulations?