Monday, September 22, 2008

New Calling

Thank you people.

Your guesses at my new calling reminded me of some of the things that would be worse than teaching relief society.

Yes that’s right, they asked me to teach Relief Society, but get this – Bishop Bowen (who I already love dearly) said “I’m sure you’ll be really great at this calling because as you demonstrated when you spoke in Sacrament meeting a few weeks ago, you’re very good at communicating your feelings in that type of situation.” Seriously, he said that. Then he told me that “it will be stressful at first, but you’ll ease into it and become comfortable and as that happens, your personality will come out in your lessons and that’s why you’re being called, because of your personality, so make sure you allow that to happen.”

I don’t mean to be irreverent, or doubt Bishop Bowen or Sister Lossee’s ability to be inspired, but seriously? My personality seems like one that wants to stand in front of a classroom of beautiful intelligent mothers and tell them how to live the gospel better and tell them all about my most personal and deep and intimate feelings? I had no idea that was the vibe I was giving out.

Well, in one GIANT leap of faith, I accepted the calling and will being finding out more about what/when I’ll be teaching later.

Now that I’ll be teaching, you’re all gonna hear all about it on a regular basis. Hopefully it'll turn into one of those really fantastic learning experiences like being on student council, or getting married, or not having a baby when I want to. This is me surrendering.

Oh, also you should know that the Bishop tole me to let Josh know that he shouldn't "rest easy" because he'll be getting his calling next week. The only reason he hasnt' been called yet is that he's been requested in a few different organizations and they're still deciding who gets him. Yep, that's my husband the one people fight over.


  1. YOu have a GREAT personality! I can totally see where they are coming from. You'll do awesome!

  2. I have to say, being a Relief Society teacher has been one of my FAVORITE callings I have ever had. It's wonderful. You will learn so much.


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