Monday, November 3, 2008

The Calling

I have been in my new ward since the end of July. I understand that they didn't give me a calling right away because I had a baby a whole four days after the first Sunday we went to the ward. The ward has been great though. The relief society president called me a half hour after I had Elaina asking if I had had the baby yet and if they could help with anything. Do you think she felt prompted to call? They sent us meals that weekend even though almost none of them had met me the week before. They have been a great ward ever since. We haven't felt so involved with a ward in a long time and we have lots of experience with new wards!

Anyway, yesterday I finally got a calling. Rick got his the week before. He is going to be the 11 year old boyscout leader. I am going to be the primary music leader. I am a little freaked out because I have never done this calling before. The first time I was the primary pianist I was 11 and I have been it many times since then including subbing on a regular basis. I don't know how I am going to be creative and keep the kids' attention. So if anyone knows any good places with good ideas or if you have had this calling and have some ideas that have worked for you I am completely open. Next Sunday we are having a special relief society that all of the woman are going to so I won't have to start then. I have two weeks to get it together. My middle name is Procrastinator so this should be interesting.


Adrienne said...

I remember watching my mom and Dawn do this calling (they both had it at the same time in diff wards) and secretly thought it would be such a fun calling. Of course they are so fun they make it look so easy. You'll do great!

Erin said...

I think has fun ideas. We had a primary chorister in Orem that was awesome. I asked her what her trick was, and she said she Googled "fun primary music activities" and had tons of information at her fingertips. Good luck!!!

Terry said...

That is one of my favorite callings of all time. As Music chairman, I am having a meeting this week to help the Primary people in their callings.
So, if you want the advice I am giving them, just e-mail me and I will send it to you. Aunt Terry