Jun 26, 2011


Boy was it a rough one today.

I was feeling a little disappointed this weekend. I don't want to go into the details so let's just say that there have been some actions by people that I like that have left me a bit disappointed. 

That feeling lingered into today as well. For the last few months I have been asked to assist in the Primary. Now I love the Primary. I love being with those children and I feel that is where I belong.

But today I was losing it. The kids were really rowdy and I was feeling overwhelmed and disappointed. Sure, they are just little kids and I think I would have been able to handle it if I wasn't already feeling the way I was. I just was feeling that I was not reaching the kids. One of the kids that I like called me mean. This ugly feeling didn't leave me even after Church was over.

And then a knock came to my door. 

I opened it and saw one of my Primary girls holding a bag of cookies with a note with her family behind her.


Maddie had made a card (with the help of her mom) with a nice fresh batch of cookies and they were just for me. It was exactly what I needed and really redeemed my day. I was ready to tell the Primary leaders that I was finished with my volunteer time but Madelyn convinced me to stay. Well, at least one more week!


  1. How cool! Our kids made cards for the music leader a few weeks ago (after she had cried during singing time because the kids were soooo rowdy). I never heard from her, but I hope it brightened her day just like this did yours!

  2. Isn't that just the way life goes? One minute you're ready to throw in the towel and then you get the sweetest surprise that makes you want to hang in a little longer! That's great that you will be volunteering a little longer...and hopefully those kids will realize how lucky they are!