I have been serving as the Assistant Nursery Leader at church. I've loved it. My youngest is in the nursery and I wanted to be with him. I've also enjoyed listening to the Primary songs, snacking on pretzels, reading books, and playing with the kids. The nursery is so fun. It's also low-key and easy-going. A perfect calling for me.
Last week, my bishop (who's also my brother-in-law) called me to serve with the Young Women as the Assistant Advisor to the Beehives. I had mixed feelings because I loved being in the nursery with my son, but when the Lord calls you to serve somewhere else, you serve somewhere else.
I am very excited to work with the Beehives. I love to teach. I'd much rather teach than be taught because I learn so much more that way (and I love to hear myself talk--HA). I love thinking about a lesson and applying it to real life. I love searching the scriptures to add to the lesson and sharing personal stories where I've learned something about the subject I'm presenting. I love to engage the girls in discussions so I can hear what's on their minds and see how the lesson is reaching them. I also enjoy the energy of the girls and the excitement of the Beehives that are still BMLA (Before the Mia Maid-Laurel Attitude). The Beehives are still excited for the activities and still look forward to the lessons because they don't quite know everything, yet.
I'm really looking forward to my new calling. I'll miss being with my son in the nursery. I guess I have to cut that umbilical cord sometime, right?