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Thursday, March 3, 2011

All I Need To Know I Learned in Primary

I am a Child of God
Believe in Christ
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Choose the right
Where love is, there God is also
Cleanliness is next to Godliness
Forgive & Forget
Give oh Give
Listen to the still small voice
Count your many blessings
Do the things the Lord Commands
Honor your father & mother
Dare to be true
Kindness begins with me
Families are Forever
Search, Ponder & Pray
Listen to the prophets voice
Jesus said love everyone
When you are helping you are happy
Heavenly Father hears & answers prayers
There is beauty all around
Reverently & quietly pray
Sunday is special
Do your duties with a heart full of song
My body is a temple
I'm not gonna lie, primary is the place to be.  I love primary with all my heart, and would stay in for the rest of my life if I could.  It is rewarding no matter where you serve in the primary.  I love the children and their sweet, innocent testimonies.  I love to watch them grow and become more confident in the gospel.  But most of all I LOVE it when they give me hugs, and high fives, and tell me that they love me. It brings joy to my heart and a tear to my eye.  
Sunday was a bitter sweet day for me.  After almost 3 1/2 years I was released as the primary president.  If you ask me if I am ok, I will tell you I am great!  I feel relieved, and I feel like a stress has been lifted from my shoulders.  But in my heart I am sad.  I loved so very much being in primary each and every week.  I have been in primary for 13 years.  It's my place.  It's where my homies, and my peeps are.  But I know the Lord has a plan for me, and this part of the plan has been completed.  I get to move on to something new.  I think the hardest thing for me (besides not getting the hugs and high fives) is not working with the phenomenal women in my presidency anymore.  I have learned so much from each of them.  I was blessed to work with Carlene as my 1st counselor.  Carlene is by far the most patient, loving, and kind person I know (besides my mom).  She loves unconditionaly and has such a sweet, humble spirit about her. Aburey was the 2nd counselor.  I think I learned the most from her.  She has such empathy for everyone she meets.  She never thinks negatively and always has something nice to say about EVERYONE.  She has been  such an example to me, and I would love to have just an ounce of her faith, love, and sense of humor!  I could go on and on.  She is amazing!!!  And then there is Susan, she served as the secretary!  I love Susan.  She is so strong, and noble, and has more integrity in her little pinky finger than most people have in their entire body.  She has one of the sweetest testimonies I have ever heard.  Susan loves everyone, and is everyone's friend.  I am honored that we are friends.
Each of these ladies were such a blessing to work with, and a blessing in my life.  I am grateful for their hard work and dedication.  I love each of them and want to thank them for giving me the best presidency ever! 
In my 3+ years I learned to laugh, I learned to love, I learned to turn to the Lord and ask for help, I learned to deligate, and I learned to lead.  But it wasn't without the help of many.  I would be very ungrateful if I didn't take the time to thank each of amazing women that served for a time in the presidency.  Sharon, is amazing, and super dedicated to everything she does.  I am thankful that we have stayed friends and that we still get to see each other.  Laurie, she is one of my best friends, and I am so blessed to have been able to serve with her.  She taught me more than I have time to write.  Elizabeth, I miss her!  We were so much alike and we just connected on so many different levels.  We had so much more than just our names in common.  Megan, she is very quiet. I truly enjoyed our time together.  She taught me a lot about loving myself.  Brynne, such a spit fire.  I loved her "go get 'em" attitude.  She was so efficient, and loved what she did.  Kami, was such a joy to be around.  I was really sad when she moved.  She loved primary and you could tell. 
I guess only time will tell what's next for me.  I can only hope and pray it's in the primary, but my heart tells me otherwise.  It will be interesting to say the least!  I look forward to spending time in Relief Society.  I have only attended a handful of times since I turned 18.  Mostly because I have been in primary, but also because it scares me.  I really have nothing to offer the women, and it makes me nervous to be in a room full of women.  Maybe I will try Elders Quroum, I am much more comfortable there. Ha Ha.  All teasing aside, Relief Society will be an exciting new adventure for me.  I am nervous, but I know the Lord will bless me, and I know he wants me there.  So, "I will go, I will do the thing the Lord commands, I know the Lord provides a way, he wants me to obey" Just one more thing I learned in primary!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Last night we had the opportunity to go to a court of honor for the scouts in our ward.  It was a full house, and many merit badges were awarded to the scouts, including Jayce and Alek.  My boys were awarded 9 merit badges and 2 rank advancements.    I am so proud of them and all the hard work they have put forth as they have completed each merit badge.  Three of the baddges they earned were commemorative badges for the 2010 year only, the 100th year of scouting.  For the anniversary the BSA brought back, for 1 year only, badges that have been dissolved or are no longer offered.  I am proud to say that Jayce and Alek earned three of those four.  They earned caprentry, tracking, and pathfinding.  The only one we did not get is signaling, and that's because we just didn't have time. 
I guess I never realized all the work that goes into each and every merit badge.  But, holy cow, it's a lot!  Jayce and Alek are 2 required merit badges, and a 6 month waiting period away from being a life scout.  This means that in September we start Eagle projects.  YIKES!!!  I am so excited for the boys to become Eagles.  They are excited too.  We talked to them last night about what their projects will entail, and the hard work and dedication they are going to have to put forth.  We decided on two projects and hope they will get apporoved when the time comes.  Although I don't see why they wouldn't, they are AWESOME, and also very TOP SECRET!  I don't want anyone to borrow our ideas.  We had a hard time coming up with the ones we have.  So please pray that they get approved when we submit them this fall.  And be prepared to get a phone call in September.  We will need lots of help!  Our goal is to have both boys completely done and awarded their Eagles in March of 2012.  It's going to be a fun roller coaster ride the next 12 months, but so incredibly worth it.  I am excited to see them dive in and get started.  I hope they are as excited as me and Grant.  They seem to be, but we will see as we get heavy into their projects. 
I love being a mother of boys (especially twin boys).  It has taken me out of my "girly" element and forced me to learn so much.  There are somethings I think I was better off NEVER knowing, but just the same, I have learned and continue to learn all there is to know about boys. Good and bad.
The scout law says; A scout is, Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and  Reverent.  I see all of these qualities in my boys.  (Well, except maybe the reverent part.  They are boys, I can only expect so much!) They work hard to do what they know is right and to be good boy scouts so that they can receive their Eagles worthily. 
I am so proud to be their mom.  They make me proud every second of every day!  I have been blessed with these two sweet and gentle spirits.  I am so glad they let me be their mom!  Motherhood is the best job in the world, and though I am not as good at it as I should be, they are patient with me and give me hugs and kisses every day, and tell me they love me, even when I am a snot!  I love you Jayce and Alek!  Heavenly Father knew how much I needed you, I am so glad he sent you to me.