Well, my days in the Relief Society have come to an end for now. I have really loved serving as the education counselor (organizing Sunday lessons and meetings) with our past two presidents, Candice and Christy. I have learned the importance of teaching pure doctrine, helping people feel valuable, and most importantly, how to love each sister. I will miss our presidency meetings and the unity I felt with those sisters. I will miss looking out at the faces of 60 women who need the gospel in their lives, and try each day to live it. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to know and love the women in my church and neighborhood.
And it's a good thing I have their support, because I have now been called to serve as our ward nursery leader! Our ward is composed of 3 apt/town home complexes of primarily young families. That means LOTS of little kids :) We have 85 children, age 18mo- 2 years on our rolls. And, we have just about 100% attendance in the nursery. (You should see our Primary!!!) There are 4 nurseries, and lots of busy little kiddos! When the Bishop called me to serve in the nursery I said "Toys, songs, and snacks? I've been called to the right place!" Last week was my first Sunday and I came home wiped out! The 2 hours FLIES by!
I hope that I can help these kids love coming to church and have positive experiences with us there. I know that Heavenly Father loves little children. I am excited to befriend each child there and hopefully practice the most basic principles of the gospel with them!