Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Love being in the Primary

From July 2011 to October 2012, I served as the senior primary chorister at my church.  At first I was terrified of the calling since I was in charge of 20-25 minutes of singing time every week with little to no direction as to what I needed to be doing.  Sr. primary is difficult because on a typical week there are just 4 girls and almost 20 boys.  However, I came to love that calling.  It was demanding, but SO MUCH FUN!  We played so many fun games including: battleship, "Don't Eat Pete", Boomwhackers, and the best game ever: a costume dress up game where the kids get to choose a costume item to put on any adult in the room.
Last fall, I was expecting a baby and was afraid that I would be released from the demanding calling once I had a newborn baby.  I told the primary president and the bishop not to release me from my calling if the only reason to release me was the baby, I would make it work.  I had only been in for a few months and really wanted to do it for much longer.  So I took one month off last February and then juggled my baby with the help of some great women in the ward.  (Really who doesn't want to hold a baby for a half hour? I had plenty of volunteers.)
Our primary program was last September.  The kids did a great job.  Then one Sunday in October, I said to my husband, "You know how last year I felt like I didn't want to be released? Well, I don't feel that way anymore.  If they released me now, I think I would be okay with it."
Then just two days later, I got a phone call from a counselor in the bishopric.   He wanted to meet with me and my husband.  He told me that the primary presidency was being reorganized and asked if I could serve as the 2nd Counselor in the Primary Presidency.
I don't want to share this to boast, but quite the opposite.  I want to share this with you to tell you of the tender mercies of the Lord.  He knows each of us and is aware of our desires.  He sends us the Holy Ghost as a guide which teaches us and leads us.  I know that the feelings I felt about my callings were sent from God.  He was letting me know, before I was called, that it would be okay to move on and that more good things were to come. 

Serving in the Primary Presidency has been very busy and eye opening.  There are a lot of things to do in the primary.  I get to be the counselor over the cub scouts!  At first I didn't want to do it, because I have no boys and didn't know what in the world it entailed, but the other counselor doesn't have boys either.  I am excited to be helping with the cub scouts.  It will be fun, the Pinewood derby is this month and the Blue and Gold banquet is coming up.
I still get to help out with singing time.  Last week, the new chorister was sick, so I got to fill in for her.  This past month has been super busy with getting all of the teachers called and ready for the new year.  Yet, I never knew that being in the Primary would be so much fun. 

Last Year's Nursury
Jr. Primary
Sr. Primary