Recently I was called to be the new primary president in our ward. This was the first week that I would take over the position. It was a little chaotic. People who usually are known for the punctuality were 5-10 minutes late. I didn't know anyone's name and I wasn't quite sure on how long the music portion was suppose to go. Other women who had been there longer than I filled in when I was at a loss. Its amazing how perceptive women can be!
I talked to one little boy before primary started. He and his brother are not well known for being reverent. I asked him if he could do me a BIG favor, if he felt like he could. I asked him if he could help me out by being a good example today, because some of the other kids weren't being very reverent. He enthusiastically agreed. When his older brother overheard or conversation he volunteered to help too! I have never seen those two boys sit still for so long. It was amazing. I was sure to thank them after primary.
Sunday evening my mother called to let me know that my grandmother, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months ago, was not doing well. The hospice worker estimated that she had 1-2 weeks left. I cried a little and said a prayer that she was comfortable.
I finished packing all my bags and then stared at the ceiling until midnight. I love knowing that I have a long day ahead of me and not being able to sleep.