This week has been a tough one. We've been spending a fair amount of time at the hospital with Josh's dad (who is making improvements, thanks for the prayers and support from so many).
On top of that, we have been dealing with some stress because our lives were going to take a dramatic turn. On Sunday, Josh was set apart as the new bishop of our ward. He is terrified and excited and willing to serve and I am really proud of him for being the kind of man who is true to the priesthood and who has a desire to bless the lives of others.
The only real difficult part for me is that because of his calling I will need to released from my calling. I am currently serving as the relief society president of our ward and I have really come to love serving the sisters of this ward. They are incredible women and have taught me a ton. They have been supportive and kind and I could not be more grateful for the chance I've had to work with them so intimately.
I was guided to the most fabulous ladies as my counselors and secretary and I will miss the constant close interaction with them. In our seven months together we have visited dozens of homes, planned many activities and meetings, taught bunches of lessons, prayed for and given service to families in every way we could think of. On top of that we've done a lot of laughing and story telling and have come to really enjoy each other. It has been a busy seven months, but busy in the very best way possible. These are amazing women and I have been very blessed to serve with them.
So, for Josh it is the start of something overwhelming and new, yet wonderful at the same time. For me it is the close of a beautiful chapter, but both of us are excited to face new adventures and do it together. Our family has been very blessed.