I served with two counselors and a secretary, which had a few iterations as people moved. First it was me, Helen, Lana, and Lapu. Then Lapu left and Chanel joined us. When Helen left, Donna took her spot. All of these women have taught me about service, patience, and diligence.
I loved working in the Primary. It was very busy, and I had to learn a lot. I depended on the Lord for guidance and courage, and His grace "saved" me many times. Mostly I loved being with the children. They are so eager, innocent, sweet, and loving. Even when they're difficult, they are precious.
It's remarkable to me that so many amazing adults are willing to offer their time, talents, and energy to provide a loving environment for these children to learn about our Savior. Positive relationships with caring adults will help these children to feel their Savior's love for them.
And in turn they will share His love with others around them.
Last Sunday was my last day as Primary president. A new president was called, and she will be wonderful!
Now I feel a little like a deflated balloon. My expanded capacity is now empty and I'm drifting aimlessly through space. But I should enjoy that feeling because I know it won't last long.
Even though I've been extremely busy and stressed out over this last year by teaching first grade full-time, taking Masters classes in the evenings, trying to be a good mommy for our family, and facing the many challenges of life on this island, the Lord has steered me through the rough waters and given me many opportunities to pause and regain the eternal perspective that He provides.