Sunday, June 8, 2008

CHAPTER ONE

Well, I started Chapter One in my new story today. I was sustained as the new Relief Society President of our women's organization at our church. I don't know if I should call this post "Chapter One" or "Act One". That's kind of how I felt today - acting out a play. I wanted to say, "No stop! I can't remember my lines! This isn't the part I wanted to play!" Hopefully it will get better. Maybe it will come more natural. I decided to try to learn 2 people's names every Sunday. One woman walked up to me and started congratulating me on my new calling and when she stopped talking, I said to her, "Now, tell me your name." She said, "Oh, you know my name". I said, "No seriously I don't so please tell it to me." She said, "Yes! you know my name!" I said, "No seriously I don't so please tell me." Then she said, "My name is S_____." I said, "Oh yes, I guess I did know your name...sorry."
What can I say? She had her hair pulled back and it didn't look like her. But then I added, "I'm sorry my brain is so addled I wouldn't know my own daughter if she came up to me today."

4 comments:

Inside Stories said...

You will be a very wonderful Relief Society president, and I say that as I also give you much, MUCH sympathy!

Delirious said...

You are going to be great! But I don't envy what you have to do. I think that even if you felt one hundred percent that it was the right thing for you, you would still probably have hesitation because we both know that is one dang hard calling.

I can't believe that lady wouldn't just tell you her name! Why draw out the agony? lol One time a lady at church came up to me and said, "Oh you cute thing, when are you expecting?" I said, "I'm not pregnant.". She said, "Oh yes you are....when are you due?" I said again, "I'm not pregnant.". She was so embarassed! But why did she keep insisting even after I told her? People just don't think.

Bullet for Babs said...

You'll be fine...actually you'll be better than fine...

Cheryl J. said...

Wow! I hadn't heard the news. Congratulations...I guess :-) You will be wonderful!