Sunday, February 20, 2011
Today was my first day teaching the 6 year olds in my new Ward. For those of you who don't know, my young single adult days came to an official close the last Sunday in January. I am now a "family ward" attendie. There were rumors that the Primary wanted me and when I was officially called last Sunday, I thought wow, they don't even know, this is a dream come true; working with kids is one of my favorite things in the world. What did I do to deserve such a "cake" calling???
Then I had my first day teaching today and realized... Hmmm I had no idea what I was getting into. Lets just say, class room management has never been my strong suit and I will be relying heavily upon the scripture that talks about weaknesses becoming strengths.
There were several highlights from the day that made me want to laugh and cry due to their innate humor, but embarrassing because of the inappropriatness of the timing and setting. An example: Jr. Sharing Time: one of the children turned their heart-topped bookmark into a "love gun" and began to cry out, "this is my love gun! it shoots love!!!!" He pointed it at all moving targets and completed his movements which were accompanied by sound effects.
My brother came dressed as King Benjamin-a special guest speaker from long long ago... he wore a dish towel on his head and an old mustard colored blanket ties around his body. The children loved him.
I left the church feeling humbled. The Lord gave me this calling to teach me. What exactly, I'm not sure yet, but I know I'll find out.