5.20.2008

Primary

This week I've had some good visits with Primary teachers and it has filled me with gratitude for the guidance I know I receive in this calling. There have been several people express to me how grateful they are for the love that the Primary children feel from us as they attend our Primary and someone else let me know how they appreciated the inspiration that led us to place them with their class. Yet another told me of the love they have for their calling and for the children they teach.

Hearing these things means the world to me, and it inspires me to try harder to make sure I let people know how much I appreciate the things they are doing. The things I've heard made my day and I need to make sure that I do the same for others.

I felt it again on Sunday as I conducted in Primary -- I looked out at the children and their teachers and just had a wave of gratitude for all of them wash over me. I love the children dearly and I expected that with this calling, but I have to admit that I was surprised that I feel the same love for their teachers.

They are all precious to me and I'm so thankful for the little boosts that I've gotten lately. It makes it much easier to keep on going.

Which is exactly what I plan to do -- only better.

9 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

it's definitely where you belong! i'm grateful you're there with maya & all the kiddos.

Holly O. said...

I love reading about how much you love being in Primary!

Ashley said...

lovely post and yes, it was Niki Otuafi. he's a gem!

Emily J. said...

I teach primary and the kids are wonderful. I love this calling.

Natalie Scott said...

Aaahh, primary is the BEST. It's hard to imagine myself anywhere else (and don't want to!). You make it all the better, Miss Jan, it's just wonderful.

Jori said...

I miss being in primary. I love the young women but primary is where it's at. The kids and leaders are lucky to have you.

Sarah said...

You're so awesome! Thanks for being such a great example.

Marilee said...

Primary President was my favorite calling and I was not happy when they released me......because my husband was called as EQ president. I told the Bishop we could swing it, but he saw things differently. A sad day for me. You sound like an awesome president because your heart in totally into the kids.

hoLLy said...

i bet you love hearing that the teachers love their callings(because i know people that don't love their primary callings-which i don't understand!) i think people should only accept a primary calling if they love kids and love to teach them. otherwise they are doing a disservice to the kids and themselves.

i miss being in primary, especially with you!