Saturday, November 18, 2006

Giving thanks

We had our annual ward Thanksgiving dinner tonight. A fun time was had by all. I kept remembering last year's dinner when I was hugely pregnant with Harry and just about to welcome him to the world. I must say that I enjoyed this year's dinner much more since I was actually able to breathe and fit more than a few bites into my squished stomach. I think that Harry enjoyed getting his food through his mouth rather than second hand through my blood.

While I was there I got a new calling. Previously I was working with the Young Women but now I have the exciting calling of Nursery Leader. I will be doing what I do every day (which is wrangle toddlers) only I will have more toddlers to wrangle. I think one of my projects will be to clean out the toy closet. There are a ton of broken toys that need to be cleaned out. This has been a hard calling to fill so I really was not too surprised that they called me to do it.

I am ready for a change. I have been feeling like my family needs more time and it was really affecting how much time I could commit to Young Women. This will be a low effort calling, mostly showing up every week which is my specialty. One thing that always amazes me is how strong the Spirit is when am in interviews with priesthood leaders. It makes me more aware that Heavenly Father is very aware of the things that are going on with each of his children.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nice party!

And, new callings at ward parties!? Thats a new one on me! So, do you get enough adult interaction during the week that you can not have any on sundays as well?? That was always my problems when I wrangled toddlers all week, then wrangled more on sundays! Honestly, I have lots and lots of respect and love for the sisters who fill the nursery callings!



chelle said...

Amazing what a year can do eh?
Glad you are happy with you new calling.

Awesome Mom said...

Well he was going to meet with me right before church but I spotted him at the party and suggested that we get it over with right then. I had a good inkling of what was to come so I wanted to get the suspense over with.

I think I manage pretty good to get adult interaction through the week. I like Evan's physical therapist so we chat a lot while she is working with Evan. Plus I often have play dates and what not during the week.

I already know all the kids quite well since they are all Evan's buddies. I think the biggest perk will be that Harry gets to go to nursery early. It will be nice to be able to just let him roam and stop having to chase him.

Amber said...

YW DOES take a lot of time, though I think I would struggle serving in Nursery for an extended amount of time since that's what I do all day long and I need adult interaction!

At least that's what I thought until I was released last year from the Primary Presidency and now have to suffer through my ward's PAINFUL Relief Society meetings. :-)