The last 8+ months I have been serving in the Young Women's at church as Personal Progress leader. We have a small Young Women's so we don't have class advisors - just the presidency and personal progress leader. It's really been a lot of work, more work than any other calling I've ever had, but it's sure been rewarding. Plus, the group of ladies I've worked with is more than amazing. I found out this last week that our presidency was getting released. I didn't realize how bittersweet it would be and I've really gotten attached to the girls that I work with. Today when we met, I bawled so much as I looked at each of the girls and women I work with and realized that we weren't going to be working together anymore. I'm blessed to have such wonderful associations, and have gained a new love for the Young Women's program. I also abruptly realized that I'm not a big fan of change. I've never felt so attached to a calling and so sad to leave it.
I guess where one door closes, one opens because I got called to be in the Primary Presidency today as well. (secretary) It will be a big change from working with Young Women to working with the kids in the ward. When I was getting set apart for my new calling, I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming love from and for my Savior. Thus the tears kept coming and coming and yes - they are still coming. I don't often express my love for the church or my testimony just because it's very special to me and I like to keep a light feel on the blog, however I have so much crazy emotion today that I had to get it out. I feel blessed and am excited to be able to work with such pure sweet spirits. Today was one of those days that confirmed my belief in the church and made me that much closer to my Heavenly Father. Change is ok and I am feeling really thankful today. You can call me water works for the time being, at least until I become dehydrated and can't cry anymore.
Tiff! I know how you feel! I was released from Primary last summer and I loved it. It was really hard to not be in there with all the kids and I was called as a Relief Society Teacher....what? But I LOVE it and know that is where I am supposed to be for me to learn more about the Gospel. You will love Primary and you will be so good at it!
I like your title. :D I felt the same way when I was released from my Primary calling. You will have an awesome time in the primary!! :D
Your so sweet Tiff! I was in the YW presidency in our PL ward we were in together. I can totally relate to everything you said. I had never been attached to a calling too much before and really loved the women I served with as well as the girls. It was SO hard to be released and I still miss it sometimes. At least you make some great friends that last even past the calling! Good like in Primary, that sounds like fun.
I have come to realize lately that it is good for us to release our emotions, it helps us be more grateful. My counselor told me that it is fine to cry it shows how sensitive to the spirit and capable of emotion.
Congratulations on your new calling! Change is always hard but good. You will be fantastic.\:)
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