Sunday, August 9, 2009

I'VE BEEN RELEASED

Whew. I've been in charge of a monthly dinner/program/activity for the sisters in my ward for what seems like a lifetime. Seven years ago I was made the Enrichment Leader. (The real title is Home, Family and Personal Enrichment.) That is when we had Enrichment every month. When I would get home at night I could hardly walk. I would call Phil from the driveway and he would come and help me bring "stuff" in. Things like all the tablecloths that needed to be washed, decorations, food preparations items, whatever else I had drug to the church to make things nice.

I was the Enrichment Leader for three years and then was made Enrichment Counselor. I served three months shy of four years in that calling. Today our presidency was released. I can turn the keys to the church along with keys to umpteen closets over to the new counselor.

It was a good time and I worked with wonderful sisters who always willingly did their part. We did great things, had fun, learned things, served delicious meals and drew closer together as friends.

I enjoyed it.

And, I have to admit, I'm exhausted.

12 comments:

Grandma Tii said...

fantastik! now you can put your mission papers in and come to Russia with us. We will put you to work!

Lorraine said...

What an angel you are Lynne, enjoy your well deserved break...x

Laura ~Peach~ said...

sounds wonderful! enjoy the rest

Cindy said...

What do they say "out of the frying pan and into the fire!" I wonder what is next in your future!!

Shan said...

If you've ever read The Giver you know that being released isn't a good thing. However, in this instance, I think it's probably okay. Plus, also, if you haven't read The Giver, it's one of my top 5 all time favorite Adolescent Lit. books.

hillary said...

You are exhausted because you always do too much to make things nice and charming for others.

Like last night when you practically cleaned my whole kitchen while all the rest of us were outside--Not telling a story to Maddy.

Michael Rawluk said...

Relax. Write. And shoot some photos. That means remembering to take your camera with you.

Jessica said...

You can clean my kitchen if Hillyerie is being ungrateful. :)

I'm glad for you to have a little break. Really, there isn't another calling that is that big, I don't think. So, maybe they'll put you in the library or in the primary or maybe they'll make you the ward newsletter and website administrator. That last one is my calling. Well, one of them. You would be fantastic at it. Maybe I'll call your bishop and have a chat with him.

In the meantime, relax, picnic on the swings, blog and whatever your heart desires.

Tierney said...

Wow, that was a long service position, and I am so sure that you did an excellent job. I know the ladies in the ward will miss having you in that position, but I am glad you get to rest some now.

The Peterson Family said...

That poor, poor, woman - you know, the one who has to replace you. You're enrichments are awesome! You've left some big shoes to fill, so I hope they don't feel too overwhelmed.

I'm sure you're glad for a break, though.

Annette said...

Exhausted? That is probably an understatement. You've got to be more than exhausted. Thank you for your tireless service. You are amazing. Now go sit in your swing, read a good book, and eat some chocolate!

Muum said...

that's how those releases are, mixed feelings. congrats, and I hope your next church job will be fun and fulfilling! ( I do the ward newsletter, easy-peasy!) and I've called myself to babysit my VT comp's one year old during primary (she and her husband teach). the baby is a dear.