Sunday, January 27, 2008

Relief? Joy? Happiness?

Dare I admit it? I think I do. The 2nd and 3rd blocks of church today were cancelled, and I felt...relieved. Don't get me wrong. I love church and I look forward to going each week. Today was my day for Sharing Time in primary. I love primary, and I love doing Sharing Time. It's fun for me to figure out different ideas to teach the kids about gospel topics. Today the topic was on the Creation. I planned ahead, and I thought about this lesson all week (didn't prepare it until the night before, but I researched and outlined everything before hand). So I get to church planning on going to the library to get my needed materials and....they don't have them; for two of my activities. Great! What was I supposed to do? They can only color for so long. Good thing I brought the play-doh as a "just in case". I had been praying and praying that this lesson would come together, and during sacrament meeting I find out that I don't have to worry about it because the weather is so bad that they are sending us home! Whew. Talk about relief. The bishop found me afterwards and asked me why I was smiling so big when he made the announcement. I told him that Sharing Time just wasn't coming together and this was an answer to a prayer (Okay, so I really don't think God sent bad weather just so I could get out of teaching Sharing Time, but I felt blessed anyway). The bishop just laughed and said he was glad he could accomodate me.

I can't believe how hard it's snowing outside. Last night it rained and was rather warm and I was expecting that again. Nope. I realize we probably don't have as much snow as our parents in Utah, but boy...I was looking forward to Spring. I don't know, maybe winter wouldn't be so bad here if they would plow or salt the roads, but since that's a bad topic I'll just let it go.

10 comments:

Teeter Family said...

lol...Tarah you crack me up. I had to laugh because I can totally picture you sitting there in Sacrament meeting, silently whooping in your mind when the announcement came. :D Primary IS great--but not so much when it just isn't working.

Grandma J. said...

It's raining here, but they didn't cancel church. I don't remember ever canceling church except once when the power went out. They take too good care of the roads here. What did you need from the library that they didn't have? I thought the church libraries had everything!

Rorie said...

Isn't it nice when you get such a surprise like that? That happened to us once on a Mother's Day. Our Bishop stood up at the end of the meeting and told us the rest of church was canceled and to go home and spend time with our mothers/wives. That was awesome. :)

Heidi said...

too funny! We are going to go sledding in all this snow. I just hope we don't get hit as bad as Spokane!!

Loni said...

Funny how other parts of the country close shop because of the weather. Either our people are more used to bad weather or it isn't as bad as other places.

The Kay Family said...

Hey Tarah!! I just found your blog through the Harper's (I think; I can't remember with this crazy blogging web!) Your kids are darling!! I remember Kember with no hair with big bows on her head sitting quietly through *most* of church!! She is so big! I am going to watch your blog now!! Hope you don't mind. You can find us at http://thekaykrew.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

Play dough, eh? My counselor used play dough for her sharing time. Was that a sugardoodle idea?

Anyway, lucky you. I was somewhat hoping Primary was going to be canceled today, just because I had had several calls about teachers being gone, and lots of people being sick.

michelle said...

That freezing rain can be nasty stuff. It sure is pretty though as long as you don't have to drive in it

Jennie said...

Tarah!!! It's your long lost friend Jennie Hampton Best! I'm so glad that I found your name on Lindsay's blog. Your children are so cute. I look forward to reading all your posts and keeping up with your family. Feel free to check out my blog.

Shane, Erica & Lilly said...

Hi Tarah--I'm so happy I found your blog! This is your neighbor at Northwood Manor...Erica Anderson. I'm so excited that so many people have blogs. So fun! And I was relieved church was cancelled too. You aren't the only one. I love your picture at the top of your blog! Beautiful.