Monday, November 15, 2010

Whooza....

Whooza is the kind of word that sums up the last 48 hours. I am really not sure where to start. Let me roll back about 3 weeks..........(pretend the screen gets fuzzy and you hear charms like in a dream....)

I was asked by my visiting teacher, Stacey Miner, to attend Mia Maids @ mutual that week. She was very vague about why I was coming. I agreed. I love mutual. And Stacey. While I was there she relayed a story about her cousin in Utah. That story can be found HERE. She then uncovered a box that had several copies of JESUS THE CHRIST by James E. Talmage. She then challenged the Mia Maids and myself to read this book. We need to finish by April 6th 2011. (Insert Whooza here) She told the girls that she was not sure why she felt prompted to invite me to mutual and participate in the challenge. I agreed to read the book along with the girls. I went straight to the Craft Warehouse and got super cute owl paper and made each of us a bookmark. I gave them to Stacey at church the following Sunday.

FAST FORWARD TO YESTERDAY~

Well actually, this last week. I'm sure so many of you sit and wonder why I never talk about my calling. (not) If you know me, you can insert another WHOOZA here. This last year has been the biggest challenge of my life as for callings go. I'm not going to go into it. I will however go into the best part of my calling. Candace was the 2nd counselor in Primary. We were called the same week. She had a baby a few days old, I was very pregnant. We both thought the Bishop was crazy. But we accepted our callings. It took a few months but we became VERY good friends. Like, take to the grave type of friends. Like, I'll watch your kids even if they are puking friends. Or, I want to tell her a story before Jason kinda friend. These are the friends that are few and far between. And I only have a few. I'm weird with friends. Always have been. We had gone on a GNO to get ice cream Saturday night. Kinda impromptu. We talked about everything. Including how we have come full circle this last year. And the fact that we were actually excited about this upcoming year in Primary. I told her that I try not to think about other callings. Especially Young Women's. :( That is where my heart is.

Now onto Sunday....Hang in there.....I swear this story has an ending.....

I woke up thinking about Sharing Time. Then the phone rang......DUN DUN DUN.......jk. It was Brother Botkin. He wanted to meet with me. (Stomach in throat here) I hung up the phone and ran to Jason. I started asking a thousand questions that Jason had no answers to. When he got here I just sat on my coffee table. Numb and Dumb. That's how I felt. And I think I wanted to barf a little too. :) He released me from the Primary Presidency. (Whooza) Then called me to be the Mia Maid advisor. (Triple Whooza) Remember the start of this story? About reading the book with the girls? And Stacey not knowing why I was supposed to be there? ("spiritual" WHOOZA)

There were a lot of tears at church that day. A lot. Mixed emotions. Gratitude for a Father who knows my heart. Guilt for leaving a friend. Bewilderment for thinking I knew what was a head of me. Excitement for the Mia Maids. I am sure people thought somebody died. Those kinds tears were shed. I just don't think people realize the year Candace and I had. The mountains we climbed and valleys we crossed.

So the moral of this post? I can't remember. But I know that I will go, and I will do the things the Lords commands. I know the Lord provides a way he wants me to obey. ~

11 SAY WHAT??????????????????:

Juliette said...

Love the story...and you will be awesome in Mia Maids!

Laura said...

I know the primary kids will miss you so much. But the Mia maids in your ward are the luckiest!

dina marie said...

Bailey and I are so excited you are coming into Young Women's. Bailey adores you! I know how hard changes can be and as soon as I heard your name I immediately thought of how hard this was gong to be for you and Candace. The tears are definitely understandable. You are going to be so loved by the girls!

Kendra said...

:) I KNEW IT... You were talking to me about it on Friday and I just knew it! I am sooooo excited to work with you and to get to know you better! YIPEE!

Collett Family said...

You are going to be awesome. I know that you will be missed in primary, but the girls are going to adore you. You have so much to give wherever you serve!

dina marie said...

I was so sad when i got out of primary almost as soon as you got in! i am soo excited for you to be in Y.W. I hope you stay in Mia Maids for another year, so we can be together! I feel so bad that you an Sis. Browne are being separated! :(

Welcome!
**bAiLeY**

Heather said...

It's always so amazing (& emotionally overwhelming) when you can see the lord's hand in your life so blatantly. It gives us the us the courage to except change and follow with faith. You are such a great example to all of us. <3

P.S. I LOVE the Mai Maids! They're the prefect age group. Is that okay for me to say? A what the heck, it's the truth!

Mark and Lachelle said...

That will be such a fun calling! Wanna hear my calling story? I was just released (about a month ago) from my calling as Enrichment committee...which I loved. Mark and I were called to be on the activities committee for the ward. We were actually both pretty excited about it!
Well in church, they released everyone from the committee except Mark and I. We were wondering who they were going to call, to fill those positions. We go to our activities committee meeting...and were told, there will be no more activities committee for the ward. It's no more. Non existant.
Sweet. That was the shortest calling I've ever had. Now what?

Tonya said...

aww! Yahoo! That is pretty crazy! I'm so excited for you! Can your bishop meet with mine and also get me out of primary? lol!

Synergy Girl said...

WHOOZA!!! What a post!! It's funny how things work out. I was called to be the YW Camp Director a couple years ago. Meanwhile, my life fell completely apart. It was the first time I had EVER gone in to the bishop and asked to be released. He asked me to think about it since I had about six months until GC, and that if I really needed to be...he would. Well, I ended up being there, and the bonds I formed with these awesome girls have shaped me into the calling I am in now...which is also the Mia Maids advisor. I really think we are prepped and called for a purpose...even if we don't think we are ready or able...I hope you LOVE your calling...I know I do...!!

Leah said...

That's so awesome Alli! I was wondering if you got a new calling when I saw on FB that you were preparing for the same lesson as me! I love Mia Maids! I could use some of your creativity though ;) YOu will have to share with me all your cute ideas, cuz I know you have tons! LOved your story.

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