Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Humbled

At a time in my life when the responsibilities of mothering five kids makes me feel like I am just treading water and not making much progress and then other times it can feel like I'm almost drowning......

I got a really weird answer to my prayers..... Lately I have been praying a lot for a way to do it all better... to be a better person, better mother, and a way to better understand my children's needs...My prayers I thought were a plea to be able to simplify and focus more on just my family....but then

....I was called (appointed) to be an early morning seminary teacher! What! ?I don't think that was exactly what I was thinking of... Do I need to rephrase my prayers?

But after much thought & prayer I know this is what I need to do at this time..What a great opportunity to teach & learn from the youth & teach & study the gospel of Jesus Christ.

If this doesn't force me to be more organized, simplified and spiritual I don't know what would.

The Lord answers our prayers...just not always in the way we expect.


6 comments:

Pricilla said...

Wow, that is huge! What a great learning opportunity. You will be so awesome and your family will be blessed.

Cheney Family said...

That is great!! You are such a great teacher! The kids will be truly blessed to have you as a teacher.

jen said...

WOW! You'll do great! What a way to make you be spiritual first thing every day! I guess that just proves that prayers are answered in Heavenly Father's ways, not ours. BYW, I totally miss you, and the friendship and an example you have been to me. I know we're still friends, but I wish we were closer, you really did uplift me spiritually and made me want to be a better person!

Sarah said...

Wow, I'm jealous. I think that would be one of the greatest callings...scary, but a really great one! I'm sure you'll do spectacular!!

Memory said...

How fun! You wil make a FANTASTIC seminary teacher! The kids are going to love you...you will be able to really get through to them. Keep us posted with how this improves all the other areas of your life! I'm always interested in what Heavenly Father has in store for us.

Meredith said...

hmmm, i believe it wasn't too long ago that you were telling me how much you miss working with the youth...be careful what you wish for!:) obviously, you are too good with the youth for them to keep you away for long. i wish you could be my seminary teacher! the one i had through high school made such a difference in my life, i still think of her. i can only imagine the influence you are going to have on these kids, and the way it will bless your life.

PS: what does BILL think of this calling?:)