Tuesday, August 28, 2012

24 Hours....


Sunday, May 30th, our new ward, West Park, met for the first time for one hour and they called our new Bishopric....

Bishop...Jared Schank (No big surprise there...he was our bishop in the Buckeye 2nd ward and he'd only been in a few months, so most of us guessed he'd be called again...;D)

His 1st counselor...Bret Little (I figured he'd get called...I've served with Bret before in our old stk when he was in the bishopric then and he's pretty awesome and funny, plus he's DJ's hunting buddy.)

Then his 2nd counselor...Clint Schultz (now I really don't know him, but I know his wife and she is awesome and Cayla says hes really funny and can play basketball and is crazy on the court!)

Our Stake President called them and said they would meet and set them apart at 4pm. Your asking yourself...why am I telling you the time they are being set apart...because I got a call at 5:12pm from Bro. Northway, Bishops Exec. Secretary, wanting to meet with me on Tuesday. The fact that they set the new Bishopric apart at 4 and I got a call so fast after that could only mean one thing and really didn't like where that was going, BUT there was hope, they didn't ask to meet with DJ...that is until DJ got home that night and said that he ran into the Bishop at the church and he asked if DJ would be willing to support me in ANY calling that was issued to me...I said did you say NO...UGH!!!! LEADERSHIP...Ok not just any leadership, President, the Bishop calls the president. Ok not that I wont serve where the Lord wants me to serve, but I truly was enjoying my life in YW's Just teaching...yep, I know, I caused this myself...I GOT COMFORTABLE...REMEMBER THAT PEOPLE...IF YOU ARE IN A CALLING...NEVER, NEVER GET COMFORTABLE...THAT IS UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET RELEASED!!!

I knew it was going to be the president of something, but what I didn't know. I've served as a primary president before, a stake president, a YW's president, never a RS president. I was pretty sure it wasn't that. I don't think the Lord was that cruel and would do that to the ward! But either way, I felt very unsure of myself. I really don't know anyone in either ward making up the new wards. I know that sounds funny and bad but I've been in my own little world for 3 years.

So I wait and pray for 2 torturous days, I have some names come to me. I write them down. I feel faint, I feels sick, I feel nautous. Is Tuesday ever going to get here!!! It finally comes. But then those feelings just get worst. Will someone just kill me already!!!!

So I get to church but I need a reason to be there cuz I now everyone is going to wonder why I'm there, so I figure I'll get my temple recommend renewed with the stake...I'm soooo good!!! I'll kill two birds with one stone. I wont lie to anyone. I'll just tell them I'm there to renew my recommend...it's the truth!!!

So I walk in with the Bishop and I tell him I would be Happy to except the calling as Primary Chorister!!! Boy I didn't realize how close I was....He extended the calling as Primary President to me!! I was surprised but I wasn't. It'sn not like gong into an already established ward primary... we are starting from scratch. It's a new ward! Then he asks if I'm aware of all those that came from our ward...Nop...I know, I'm bad... plus, I don't know nay of the kids. I'm coming in as a new member to a new ward! What a craziness this will be. But I was able to come up with 3 great ladies to serve with me. I think we will be wonderful group.

So this happen Tuesday night, Wednesday morning at about 6:15, the phone rings. The phone ringing at our house early isn't really that uncommon. Sometimes if DJ doesn't hear his cell phone his work will call. So I jump up and run and look for the phone. Saw it was my moms house and I knew something was up...When I answered it, it was mom and she gave me the news...My grandpa...the kids great grandpa (big papa) had passed away at 4:30 that morning. All I could say at the moment over and over was are you ok mommy?

My grandpa was a stubborn, cracky, pigheaded, old man, who loved my little kids more than life! He would do anything for those little boogers!! He showed a soft side that only his family could see. When people saw my grandfather they didn't see what we saw, we saw a man with a heart of gold!

His funeral was Monday and it was amazing to listen to DJ and my uncle Dennis as they talked about his life! My heart broke as I watched the great grandkids try to understand that Heavenly Father has a plan and that we are all a part of it. But what an experience for them to see the military honor their grandfather in a 21 gun salute. That is something they will always remember.

I'm grateful that my mom had that last day with my grandfather. It was a great day. She was able to spend hours visiting with him. He was doing so well. This all came kind of as a shock to all of us. You see a few months ago, we would have expected this, but right now, he was holding his own, but this just shows you that we live on Gods time and its all in his hands.

So as you can see...I had a pretty stressful 24 hours.

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