A few weeks ago I received a call from the Bishop's secretary asking me if John and I could come to the Bishop's office and meet with him. I have been the Laurel's Advisor in my ward for about 3 1/2 years, and I knew that it was about time to be released. We went in to the office and found out that he was extending a new calling to me to be the Young Women's President. I just wanted to say, "Come again Bishop!!" I was a little shocked to say the least! I thought, "Wow, I have been in here for quite awhile. Those girls are probably pretty sick of me by now." I had lots of tears in my eyes as we spoke. It was quite on overwhelming feeling.
Yesterday at church they "officially" did all the sustaining and releases. I knew about this calling for 3 weeks before they sustained me (plenty of time to stew over it). Reason being...They re-did almost the entire Primary and all the Young Women's Leaders and it had quite the "trickle down" effect on all the different organizations.
WOW! My life seems so incredibly busy these days, and Riley's schedule is giving her (and myself) a HUGE run for our money. As an example--(One of the days this week Riley will be)....
- Waking up at 4:45 in the FLIPPEN a.m. getting ready and heading to Drivers Ed, clllllllleeeeeaaaarrrr across town from 6-8 a.m.
- Heading straight to school until 3:30
- Dash home, eat a snack, decompress, and MAYBE if she is lucky, get homework started. Usually she can't stay away and falls asleep for a few minutes.
- Straight to piano lessons (in her basketball clothes mind you)
- Already a few minutes late for practice---bust your butt to the school for Basketball practice
- Home to cram food down throat, stress over getting the rest of homework done, and more then likely falling fast asleep....again.
- Go BACK to drivers ed for a 3 hour drive. She will be in the car---driving for 1 hour and then 2 hours of observing other students. I think I would DIE being in the car that long, just driving around town in circles....oh wait I do that all the time.
So now we have crazy schedule Riley on top of crazy Young Women's President. So, if you see me in a corner sucking my thumb, you will know why. I have to keep reminding myself that this crazy drivers ed schedule will be over this month. AND that I have great ladies as counselors and advisers that will help this poor scatter-brained woman through the next couple of weeks.
I'm glad that I can serve in the Young Women's while I have 2 daughters in there. And so far, my girls don't seemed too embarrassed by me. Well, at least not all the time. :) I can be a bit of a loud, wild woman at times!!