Jan 10, 2010

I got to go to Church today!!!!

So today was a great day!! I haven't been able to go to church for quite awhile because I have been so ill. I'm not supposed to be around anyone who is sick and so the Doctor has not wanted me to go. It was wonderful to be there with my ward though!! My Bishop came over last night and met with me and I received not only a calling, but the first calling I have ever had today!! I was so thrilled. I am on a committee of 6 women in the Relief Society to plan weekly activities for the newly reformed Relief Society program.

It's so crazy to me to think that I am worthy to receive a calling. It has been a really long time. I was inactive and not worthy for so long that this church thing is just incredible to me. I am so truly touched to be able to participate and be a part of an amazing ward. I love where I am in my life right now. I am happier then I ever have been. I remember all those years that I didn't go to church and that I wasn't able to take the sacrament that now that I can. I feel so blessed. I have never been so grateful for my Heavenly Father and his wonderful teachings. I feel blessed to be part of such an amazing ward family.

So why this picture? (Completely changing the subject) My mom bought this suit years and years ago and I remember being little and her putting it on and my ultimate goal was to be able to fit in this outfit one day, well today was that day!! I felt so beautiful and I was so proud of myself that I have gone from a size 26 to a size 6!! It's a little surreal to see my body and how I look in clothes. I was so excited!! Thanks Mom for letting me borrow the dress.

So back to church, I am so excited for this week! Why?? The Young Women are coming over to visit with me on Wednesday and I can not tell you how absolutely thrilled I am!! I have wanted to get to know the YW in this ward since we have moved in but have not been able to because of my health. I understand how hard it is to be a teenager, the temptations they face, and the struggles that they go through, and I want to be a friend that these girls can lean on. I just can't believe they are coming to see me! I am so so so excited!

It was wonderful to sit in church and receive the sacrament today. It's the first time since May that I have been able to take the sacrament in church and not have the young men have to bring it to me at home. I can promise you one thing, I will never again take the sacrament for granted. It is such an amazing blessing and I feel so grateful for being able to be there and receive those wonderful blessings.

I'm so excited for my new calling, for the young women, and for all the amazing and strong women in my ward who are such incredible examples to me. Even though I only got to stay through sacrament it was such an amazing day and so wonderful to be a part of my ward again.