Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Service

6 1/2 years ago. Lucky me to be married to my best friend. It seems only yesterday, yet at the same time it seems we have grown so much since then. Truly, grow old with me, the best it yet to be.

It has been exactly two years ago since we moved into our current location. We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints. Two weeks after moving Josh was called into the Elder's Quorum presidency, and 3 months after that he was called to be the Elder's Quorum President. I was called around the same time to be the Primary Secretary. One month later I became pregnant, although we didn't find out it was twins until 20 weeks. One year ago this month I gave birth to twin girls, and survived the first year!!! Obviously, the Lord was telling us we were ready to delve into our lives of service. That is what we believe is important in life, learning how to serve others, and in so doing we are serving the Lord himself. 2 weeks ago Josh was called to be the 2nd counselor of the Bishopric. He is busier, but things are going relatively well. I already feel that it is true that the busier you are, the more you get done. We are having to schedule things out, and plan, which actually makes things easier for me. Easter Sunday was our first Sunday with him sitting on the stand during the entire Sacrament meeting. I have had many offers from ward members to sit with me, which is so great, a few of things are working well for now;

1. Suddenly Logan loves to color, really a recent development. Blessing. I asked him about it, because he really stays in the lines now and is very interested and meticulous. He told me that when he was in nursery he thought you had to color fast, but then he realized he could color slow. Amazing.
2. The girls are ok staying strapped in during most of sacrament meeting and will fall asleep during church sometimes during 2nd hour. (something that was very difficult to get Logan to do).
3. I know the gospel is true and that we will be blessed. And sometimes I am just going to have to accept outside help.


Counting my many blessings, and it has surprised me what the Lord has done.



7 comments:

Chrissy said...

I think my life is busy with only 2 kids, no job and no church! So, I think you are doing amazingly well!! I love the pictures, Logan is so smart and all of the kids have such beautiful smiles! :)

Rochelle said...

Our husbands have matching callings now! :) It's amazing how the Lord blesses you when you are serving His people.

You guys are amazing.

Grandma Valarie said...

One key is to enjoy what you're doing right now. I'm enjoying being the grandma of 2 very smart and handsome boys and 5 extremely adorable and intelligent girls. Life is good.

Bonnie Parks said...

Good for you! I love your attitude. And good luck. Always know you have help waiting outside of your ward too!

Lindsay said...

Good luck! I've been the bishop's wife for a year now, and I can say from experience that it's hard. But I can also say from experience that there are many blessings attached. Strategic sitting during Sacrament Meeting definitely helps. I'm always surprised by how willing people are to help me wrangle my whiny kids. :) You will both be great in this new line of service. :)

Tiffany said...

You'll do awesome on your own at church! So glad the girls will mostly stay in their car seats! You guys will be blessed for your service! You're good examples to all of us!

Chelece said...

What a sweet post. Truly the Lord has already blessed your family. I pray that the blessings will continue to pour upon your little family. You guys truly are amazing. Thanks for the great example.

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