At the beginning of the week,
I told the sweet Momma whom I have been working
as a post-partum doula,
that come Friday
she wouldn't need me anymore.
At that moment,
she was skeptical--
she'd been in bed for several weeks
and just could not fathom feeling good enough
to resume her role as wife and mother.
But I knew she would.
I've been cooking and cleaning,
listening and encouraging.
And she's been responding so positively,
so absolutely ready to take her place again,
that yesterday she and I decided that
today will probably be my last day.
the plan is that I'm going over
I get a text from her saying otherwise.
I'm kinda hoping I get the text
for that will mean that my job is finished.
And that is a very good thing.
Another "job" of mine has come to an end as well--
Mr W and I were released last night
as Primary teachers for Arianna's class.
It seems we can't have two callings
in a ward where lots of new people have moved into
and want to serve.
So we've been booted out of Primary
so we can continue on as Ward Missionaries.
I cried at the news.
I don't normally cry when being released from a calling.
Most of the time I know it's coming or have even requested it,
but not this time.
I have LOVED teaching these 10 and 11 year olds
Perhaps it's because we've been reading the Book of Mormon
that alone is such a sweet experience--
or perhaps it's that I have enjoyed teaching with Mr W
and watching him teach too that has made a difference.
Whatever it is,
it's been one of the most favorite callings I have ever had
and I will miss serving those children.
We received an email and a letter from Nana
She is loving her time at the MTC;
making new friends,
studying the scriptures,
learning the life of a missionary
and loving it!
She also shared that she when she went to buy
a small hymnal,
the clerk asked if she were going to Germany.
and upon opening the book later,
discovered why the question was asked--
it was a German hymnal.
Um no, she isn't going to Germany.
She didn't say so,
but I hope she got to exchange it for English.
It is so wonderful to hear the joy in her letters home!
To see the rewards and blessings come from
a much-concerted effort to be there
doing what she's doing!
I appreciate the opportunities I have had
that's the sweet-meat of Life.
post-script: just minutes after publishing this I got the text! She doesn't need me!! YAY!