…. or sometimes I’d like to know what the Lord is up to…. (but I’ll get to that in a moment)
When I last left you the week began on a sad note. That week only got worse. I really do try not to be too attached to things. I promise. But when I was rear-ended by an E250 van I was SOhappy I was driving a truck. You’ll never, NEVER get me to drive a small car. EVER. Sorry. And I do love my truck (her name is Maid Marian -crazy I know) and she is now back to being beautiful again – new hitch, bumper fixed, frame straight again (yes it bent the frame). And I was able to drive her to Girls Camp.
We had an amazing time at Girls Camp this year. Our theme was “Experience the Change” from Alma 5: 13-14 and we used butterflies as our “Mascot” for the week. The great part about it was the girls worked hard to do what needed to be done. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to go next year because my brother is getting married and I think it will be the same week, but I’ll be there the year after. I love camp!
Back from camp and we jumped in to adopting a dog. We found a fabulous rescue organization. Can I just say if you’re looking at getting a pet, please search your area for a local group that is doing animal rescue. You may find you get more information than you would adopting from the SPCA about the pet and it has been a great experience for our family.
Maggie is an absolutely wonderful 2 year old chocolate lab and we just love her already. She has so much personality. She makes us laugh all the time. She fits right in with our family – she’s just as crazy as the rest of us!
So what’s with the roller coaster? All of that is up right? The truck is fixed, Girls Camp was fantastic, fabulous new family member – where’s the loop -d- loops?
I got a new calling. Let me tell you having your husband as the Stake President Executive secretary gets interesting when he walks into the living room and tells you “We need to be at church a little early to meet with….” and I KNEW it was for me! I got cold and clammy. He asked if it would help if he listed all of the callings that currently needed to be filled? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! NO!
But of all of the callings that went through my head in the time I had to think about it I never once thought of the words that were uttered.
Early Morning Seminary Teacher. I blinked. Really.
See. I don’t think about the fact that I’ve been driving my children for Ohhh…. 6 years now. So it’s habit to be up at that time whether I drive them or not. I went to seminary when I was High School. Sure.
But Seminary Teachers know stuff. I don’t. What is the Lord thinking? What is he up to. Sometimes I just don’t know. I do love that we’re teaching the Book of Mormon this year – and the Doctrine and Covenants will be next year. And while there are times I get frustrated with the “kids” (they’re not kids) – They are amazing. I’ve known most of them since they were Primary age and I’m So proud to see the Men and Women they are growing up to be.
Talk about feeling humbled…..
2 thoughts on “What a Crazy Roller Coaster”
Hey! Long time no… talk, comment…hmm maybe communicate is a better word. I have been thinking about you a lot this last week. It all started because I decided to get more into photography. And of course you know, I love looking at your pictures. So may I first start by saying (sounded formal huh?-like emaiing a celebrity) I love your pic of that butterfly. I think it is one of my favorites that I have seen of yours. I can see every tiny detail of it. You must have been very quiet. ..
Now C, I am so so sorry to hear about your dog! That is really too bad. Your new dog looks wonderful, and I know that she will e happy with you. If we ever get a dog, we want a lab- if it was up to me, it would be chocolate. DJ might have other ideas.
And wow- early morning seminary huh? You DO know stuff, and you will learn more. I learned so much from you and I know that you will be awesome! The Lord works in strange ways sometimes. This I know all to well. But I know that you trust him, I learned that too. And I wish you the best of luck. If you were my seminary teacher, I would come every day! (cheesy? maybe. 🙂 )
wow! yes its been a long, long,long did i mention long?- time since you have posted. How are you?!? I guess i will have to look you up on facebook more often to get updates. We are in the rivercrest ward here in columbus. What ward is your family in? what family is here? you going to come visit anytime soon?