Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Relief Society

We went on a really fun vacation during Spring Break to San Diego... photos to come at a later date, hopefully not too far off in the future.

The day we returned home from our trip I received a new assignment in our church. I had been working with the cute Beehives (12 and 13 year old girls) for the last year and a half. I loved it. I love them. I finally felt like I knew what I was doing and felt like I had a connection with each of the girls. I guess that's when change usually comes, right?

I am humbled and overwhelmed at my new responsibility and in the last few weeks I've had some pretty intense growing pains as I try to figure out how to accomplish all that needs to be done. I love Relief Society and I love the women in our ward... and I will give this calling everything I can.

My bishop told me many wonderful things in my setting apart blessing, but the one that stood out above everything else was the simple statement, "You cannot do this work alone." There have been so many big and little things that remind me of that every day. I cannot do this without the Savior. I cannot do it without the guidance of the Spirit. I cannot do it without Ryan's support and patience. I cannot do this without the leadership and work of my counselors and secretary. I cannot do it without the help and participation of every single sister in our ward.  I am so grateful I don't have to do this alone.


Kristi said...

Oh, man! They seriously could NOT have picked a better person for that calling. One thing I know...each lady in your ward will know how much you love them because that is just how you work. You will do such a great job. I wish I could move back into the ward! :)

Ria said...

That's funny because I told Kathyrn when I was visiting teaching her to not let you do it alone. I told her you would try. You are already fabulous! We were giggling a little at our presidency meeting that you already have Sister Auga assigned a visiting teaching partner before she's even moved in. You are amazing!