Although change is inevitable, that doesn't mean it is something I like. My husband Dave has served as the 1st counselor in our Bishopric for six and a half years. That means McKay had just barely turned six when he was called. My little family of five boys was very young at the time. However, I more than supported and sustained him in this calling and I was very happy to do so.
I took a deep breath and submitted to the will of those who knew best. But, I immediately began to pray that if it was right that I might be able to remain in Young Women's serving in another capacity. I would even be willing to just come and be the hymn book passer outer. That isn't a calling, but hey, it could be!
I am happy to report that I was sustained last Sunday as a Mia Maid advisor and will be teaching the girls ages 14-15! Yea! Yippee! Hurray! I am feeling so blessed to be able to still be uplifted by these amazing girls. I know I am supposed to be the one teaching and helping them, but it has always been the other way around. I was put in Young Women's as a Mia Maid advisor three and a half years ago after my son Tyson passed away. I have to say that those girls were what got me through many of those very hard days. They had no idea, but their amazing spirits were very healing to me. Some weeks, those few hours I spent with them was the only time I even felt human. It was the most incredible thing for me to be around them and feel so uplifted.
Now I have the best of both worlds! I still get to be in Young Women's but I no longer have the huge weight of being the responsible one! I can pass all the stresses and worries of all the millions of little details that come with the calling of President along and I can be ME again and act like one of the girls! (or worse! haha) My body may not look like it, but inside I AM only 15! Gosh, some days only 12! Oh how I love being just "one of the girls"!