Monday, April 27, 2009

A Plethora of Emotions

We have had quite the roller coaster of emotions and events the past several days.

Sariah was called to be Education Counselor in the Relief Society Presidency a couple of weeks ago. She has felt very overwhelmed and has had feelings of inadequacy. Luckily she has a very wise bishop who has told her many wonderful things to help her realize that this is where she needs to be.

Bryce went to school on Thursday and found out that one of his friends had committed suicide. They didn't hang out with the same group of friends, but they had most of their classes together. Bryce and Kyle sat next to each other in their classes, so Bryce got to know him a bit. Bryce has taken this pretty hard. Our thoughts and prayers have gone out to Kyle's parents and family at this time.

On Saturday the youth had a temple trip and Amber was able to attend for her first time. She has been looking forward to this for a very long time. It has been hard to watch all of her older siblings grow up and have to wait such a long time for her turn. Amber had a very wonderful time and wants to go at least once a month.

Saturday evening was Churchill's Prom. James had a friend from school ask if he would take her to the Prom. It was fun to watch him plan and prepare this week. Here are a couple of pictures of the two of them.
Putting on the corsage -

A nice couple pose -
Sunday we had changes in our ward's bishopric. Lance was called to be second counselor in the bishopric. He has felt very nervous about this calling even though he served 9 years in the Oakridge Branch Presidency. He joked Saturday evening that our new bishop was probably sleeping like a baby - waking every 10 minutes and crying. Well, I have to say that I believe that was the way that Lance slept on Sunday night. I think it really hit him last night.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You've all had quite a week! Hang in there- we love and miss you all!