Sunday, September 30, 2007

Changes...

Well today marked a new phase for our family. Ken has been called to be the first counselor in the bishopric. Knowing him like I do, I was not surprised, but I was hoping it would be a few more years before it happened. I am sure he will do beautifully, despite his concerns. He has such a desire to do what is right and do it as well as he possibly can. His humble acceptance has made my love increase for him more than I anticipated. I will sustain and support him. I have ultimate confidence in his abilities, but I have many concerns about mine. With Ken sitting up on the stand, I am not quite sure how I am going to manage 3 small children (especially that three year old boy) by myself. (I apologize in advance to my ward.) He had lots of church meetings before, but now he will have MEETINGS! So many wives that I know seem totally at ease with changes like this and have total faith that their family will be blessed; I am not so sure I am one of those. Maybe one of the blessings that I will receive is my faith being increased. Like always, I will play the hand I have been dealt the best I can. I just hope I do it with the grace, patience, and long-suffering of the many, many who have done it before and are currently "church widows." I know this is want the Lord desires of us and I pray I won't disappoint Him. I will miss my husband though...

6 comments:

Alison said...

think of this as a trial run...i don't think our bishop will be in for more than another year or so--maybe you'll get Ken back after that.
I am truly excited that he's 1st counsellor though. even though we've been in this ward for 3 years I feel like I hardly know your family. And there are so many other new families too. This will be a good chance for us to get to know Ken and how wonderful he is.

Three Girls and a Boy said...

Carli, I think that is just wonderful! It says a lot about Ken and YOU! Obviously the Lord knows you and knows what you can handle. Otherwise, He wouldn't have asked you to make this sacrifice. Power to ya, girl! I can't relate to the 3 kids alone during Sacrament, but I know my two are enough to keep me distracted! Hopefully, with this calling, the Lord will provide unseen angels to help you through each week!

smallred said...

Your family will be blessed for this service and Ken will do a great job. I was going to make a joke about being bishop soon, but the last time I made a joke like that I was called to replace the person I poked fun at. I've learned to keep my mouth shut and just sustain our leaders. You will be blessed!

Rochelle said...

We become who we want to be by doing, right? You express the hope that you will be supportive, but you are being supportive already, in your attitude and comments. You hope to endure, but you already are. You are becoming (or being?) by doing, and the Carli I know will never quit. I've also learned that sometimes we have to ask for help (it seems like all of us are learning that lesson right now) - Becky showed me Alma15:18 (check it out) - even the strong who usually do the ministering, need to be ministered to sometimes.

smallred said...

I just realized with Ken's new calling getting away for Scrap Away this weekend will be all but impossible.

P.S. I'll tell Rochelle the bad news.

Rochelle said...

Let's not turn this into an online smackdown on Carli's blog. If anyone deserves to go to Scrapaway, it's Carli! So there! (how do I blow an online raspberry?)