I have been a Primary teacher for a few years. Today I got a new calling that I am both excited about, and terrified of! As a Primary teacher, it was fairly predictable... I knew who I would be dealing with each week, how rowdy each child could get, and had sort of figured out how to calm each one down. I loved the hugs and crayon pictures and "I love you, teacher"s. I will miss it terribly.
Now I am the Compassionate Service Leader. I don't even really know what is expected in this calling, except I will be helping with funerals and new babies! I will be able to serve with lives leaving this world, coming into this world, and those somewhere in between. I am really excited to have this chance to be more involved in service, and know it will help me to be a better person. I'm really scared that I will not know what to do and say. Hopefully people will be forgiving with me as I try to do this. Our former Compassionate Service lady was so kind and wonderful... I know that I can't fill her shoes, but I hope mine can at least follow in her footsteps!
3 days ago