Monday, February 9, 2009

The Bungy Jump of My Life

So last week you were reading all about my mundane little life, gardening and doing projects. While you were reading those nice posts, I was actually getting the figurative bungy cords tied around my waist and ankles.......
You see, a week ago last Sunday I was called to be the Relief Society President in our little Spanish Branch......(cinching the cords tight)
Now I will answer the top two questions in your mind:
1. Yes, I know I am a tall white girl, and,
2. Yes, I know that Spanish is not my native language.
Believe me, I already tried that on my branch president.
It didn't work.
Because it wasn't him that called me.
And I know that......... so I said yes.
Last week was a long week, filled with sleepless and sometimes tearful nights.
Long, fervent prayers and several visits to the temple.
Hours of study, both in English and Spanish. Go study this-
The peace finally came when I read that talk.
Faith and fear cannot coexist.
Sometimes you have to choose faith.
I'm choosing faith.
So here I gooooooooooooooo.....

14 comments:

Patrice said...

Oh, man! It sounds like it blind-sided you, but we all know you are going to do a fantastic job. You have always had such a quiet peace and optimism. Those women will certainly be blessed by having you in that position!

Momza said...

Oh that is so exciting! Much less exciting than actual bungee jumping, aren't we so happy about that?!
What a humbling call. I'm sure you will do good work.

Granny J said...

Yes...you do know enough! Also study 'Good, Better, Best" by Elder Oaks Nov. 2007 Ensign. When he gave this talk this was my 'impression'..."if your calling exhausts you, you are not doing it by the Spirit." I have learned to LOVE little children because now when I become exhausted I change my course. I wish I had learned this when I was in my 20's!
Blessings to you...you are going to love your sisters!

mere said...

oh you will be sooo good! I'm excited for the sisters in your ward, they are lucky to have you as their relief society president. You will do wonderful and I know the language will come easy for you.....good luck!

lusciouschaos said...

Wow!! You are in for an amazing ride. I wondered why you chose to learn Spanish? What was your original purpose?

My kids and have just finished memorizing this:

Wherefore be not weary in well-doing for ye are laying the foundation of a great work and out of small things cometh that which is great.

D&C 64:33

All the best!!

John Taylor Family said...

Wow...it's hard enough being a Relief Society Pres., but in Spanish...wow!

I've hear that bungee jumping is scary when your getting strapped in, but once you make the jump it's a fun memorable experience!

You are awesome!...and you will have a fun and memorable experience :)

Debbie said...

Ok, that makes a lot more sence as to why you got released yesterday. You were soooo great in primary and will do FABULOUS as R.S. President. Congratulations!

da Bergs said...

THAT is sooooooooooooo awesome! I am excited for you!!! Keep us posted on how it goes!!!

Allyson said...

glad its you and not me....oh what I mean to say is congrat's, how exciting! :-0 :-)!!!

You will be great!!

McEwens said...

you will be great! HOW exciting for you!

Lisa said...

YOu will be GREAT! I am so excited for you. I can totally see how you would be scared to death though. But you will be amazing!

RhondaLue said...

I always feel wierd when someone tells me congratulations when I get a calling (DID I WIN THE LOTTERY?!) so I'll tell you GOOD LUCK!

You will be strengthened and edified as you serve in this capacity. You can do hard things.

Those are the things I always tell myself and it helps some! Keep on keepin' on! You'll do great!

Lori said...

WOW, you will do a fabulous job and love the women! I bet your Spanish will be perfected in many ways. Good luck!

Larissa said...

Wow! That is exciting! You will do a fabulous job! They will love you. Aren't you excited to actually use your spanish now?!