Monday, April 20, 2009

Good and Shocking Shocks

Well, for those of you following the saga of our bank account, it's finally open again. It took 2 and a 1/2 months, which seemed like forever, but we are grateful that it actually opened again. We were beginning to wonder if it was one of those things that your great-grandchildren get a notice about, 75 years later: "It seems there was an irregularity in the bank and your great-grandparents have left you hundreds of thousands of dollars..." Too bad. I'll have to apologize to them now--no fun surprises.

Well, actually there was one fun surprise...maybe fun isn't the word exactly. I'm the new Primary President here in the ward. This is the second time I have been totally broadsided by this calling. The first time I had been in Cub Scouting: first, Wolf pack, then Bear pack, then Pack Leader. When the bishop called me, I was gearing up for Webelos. But no, Primary President.

I had been serving down here in the Young Women's Presidency. I knew the RS President had been called to the Stake, so things were in shake up mode. I was hoping to go into RS (somehow, I'm only there on vacation). But no, Primary President. The fact that children here don't often understand anything I say will be a difficulty. They look at me with skeptical or vacant looks, some cry. I'm not kidding.

Anyway, I have fond memories of Primary. Actually, I had a Primary Presidency Golden Age in Pleasant Grove--me, Pam Cardwell, Judy Mangum, and Beth was glorious. We had some great times and really long, no...I mean REALLY long meetings, but it was good times.

Here's hoping for more good times--for all of us.


  1. My mom ha so many stories of of being in Presidencies in Spanish wards. Now, my little sister is living my mom's life in PR. Her husband is bishop and she is the RS President. What's most important is that the kids feel loved and feel the Spirit. Everything else comes with time. You'll do great! And I'm sure you'll find a way to have fun. You seem to always be smiling!

  2. I know you will do great. With all the wonderful things you did for our Primary, I'm sure that the language will be nothing. Like Cecilia said, As long as you love them and they feel the spirit, nothing else matters.

  3. I just found your blog, Kristen! It makes me so happy! It's good to see how you and your family are doing. I'll have to come back when I have a little time and read your previous posts.

    You will make a great primary president, just like you did in our ward-- language barriers or not. That's pretty awesome. I'm happy for your ward!

  4. Hi Kristen! Congrats on Primary! And, good luck! You'll do great, we all have confidence in you!

  5. Ha ha, you can run but you can't hide. We did have some long meetings didn't we... esp. when I went off on one of my crazy rants.