Monday, April 19, 2010

You can call me President

because I have just been called as the Relief Society President of my ward!  It is a little humbling and overwhelming but I am also really excited to be more involved in my ward and with the sisters in it.  I remember being newly-married (yes, I realize I STILL am newly married, but compared to some of these 3 month couples in our ward, I'm a veteran!) and feeling like you all the suddent had no friends except for your husband and the transistion was a little difficult.  How do I make friends with married people?  Uh...can we have your number?  There is an episode of King of Queens where Doug and Carrie hang out at Home Depot by the paint to make cool new married friends...and I completely identify!  It is a different time and I hope that while I'm President that I can make friends with all the girls and that I can help foster activities and other things where they can meet other girls too!  It will be a lot of work with a ward that changes over people every 4 months- but I know I can do it with the help of my great Bishop, awesome counselors/secretary, and of course my Savior.  Wish me luck!  And comments, suggestions or ideas will be appreciated!


In other news....Zack has his last final tomorrow and he is home free from school until August!  We are really excited for that.  He will take the MCAT on Thursday May 27th and my last day of school is May 28th, then we are off to St. George for Memorial Day weekend!  I only have 6 more weeks of school :)  Technically 5 since the last week is full of short days and 7 Peaks!  I am probably more excited than the students are!  Otherwise we are just having a grand old time and are loving this warm weather!  

8 comments:

erinmalia said...

too bad you weren't called as YW pres, because i'd have lots of advice for you. but RS? i got nothing. :)

good luck!

Jewls said...

Congrats! I was in enrichment counselor in our MS ward in Logan. It's definitely hard to coordinate with all the turnover, but I think the biggest thing that helped me was that I learned everyone's names, even though they were only there for a short time. It helped them feel like they had someone who cared, and it's a great way to make friends!

You'll do so great, I'm so excited for you!!

Shauna aka Big Chief Rain Dance Phillips said...

You'll be GREAT! Too bad I'm not in the ward anymore to enjoy the awesome activities you'll have. :(

Elizabeth said...

I remember that King of Queens epidsode! I felt exactly the same way when I got married. It became so much more complicated making friends, because it wasn't just finding someone new that you got along with, you have to get along with their spouse and your spouse has to like them and their spouse too. Good luck with your new calling! I'm sure you will be fabulous!

Alyssa Jacobs said...

Emily I'm sooo excited for you! IDK if you saw me up at the organ when they announced your name but I got really happy :) You are going to be great!

Mary Pugh said...

Congrats! You will be awesome! Good luck and enjoy the last couple weeks of school!

galbraithfam said...

Wow!! You will be great! Just do what you do best! SMILE! You'll be AMAZING! GOOD LUCK!

~JeNn ChErRy~ said...

Good luck with that---you certainly are not going to be bored in the near future!