I think you all need to give me a stirring round of applause. Why? Because I was released as the Primary President yesterday and I didn't cry once...at church. At home - different story. Marvel at my self control!!! I've known it was coming for a few weeks now - which made last week's primary program even more of a tear-fest, and I actually have felt for some time now that it was imminent - I'm still the stake girls camp director and I made it clear that it was only through many, many miracles that I was able to do both this past year and that, while I was willing to do it again, maybe we shouldn't tax heaven so much the next time around. So I was prepared.
But do you know what I wasn't prepared for? How much I would love working in the Primary. Before I got in I would hear people say, "I love being in Primary. It's the best job in the whole church," and I was certain they were saying that just to make themselves feel better about the whole thing. Because who wants to spend 2 hours of every Sunday with 40 kids making sure they don't poke someones eye out when you could be having deep doctrinal discussions with adults?
Um, I do. Because those kids are awesome. They made me laugh every single week. And they sometimes said the most profound and really sweet things. And we got to sing a lot. Remember how freaked out I was about the whole thing? As all the kids were filing in on Sunday, giving me hugs and high fives, I felt like a total pro.
Next church adventure: Nursery Assistant. That's right - I'll be hanging with the toddler set, eating gold fish crackers and playing with bubbles. I'm thinking of instituting nap time.