It's been forever since I last wrote in this blog. I am really going to try to change that from now on. Before I start on my chosen topic, however, I am going to write three things that I like about myself. It is part of a deal I have with my dear friend, Carina. So here goes: I like that I can cook just about anything and it won't taste too poopy. Tonight for Father's Day, Mike requested Greek food and I have NEVER done anything like that. But, I attempted beef souvlaki with a tzatziki sauce, lemon rice pilaf, and Greek salad, with Baklava for dessert. All of it turned out somewhat decently! I was very proud of myself, especially for a first try. I also like that I am a friendly person. Even on my gloomiest days, I can usually perk up enough to get a laugh out of someone who may be having a gloomier day than me. Lastly, I like that I am organized. This is a skill that really helps me in my new calling as Compassionate Service Coordinator. Not a bad segue, huh?
I am the Compassionate Service Coordinator in our new ward. It has been my most challenging calling yet. It is not physically or mentally demanding, really. But, it is very emotionally challenging simply because getting people to give service can be a very difficult thing to do. I understand now how all the other coordinators I have dealt with have felt. It is a tough job! I passed around a sign-up sheet to bring meals to people and to be with a sister in our ward for a few hours each Wednesday and Friday. She is very sick and needs people to be with her just in case she has trouble. It has been like twisting people's arms off to get them to be willing to do that! It drives me nuts! I have tried everything, and I am beginning to lose hope as well as patience. But, I just have to have faith, I suppose. They say that the Lord will qualify you for your calling as long as you have faith and try your best. I sure do hope he qualifies me for this one!