Monday, December 7, 2009

it doesn't cost a thing to smile

on sunday, i was finally able to attend relief society since moving to pittsburgh. tannon & i got called into the nursery the week we moved here, and that's where we've been every sunday...ever since.
although i absolutely love the children in our ward, i have deeply missed relief society. there is something so powerful about a group of women getting together on a regular basis to share experiences and opportunities life brings.
i was hit with several emotions as the incredible teacher shared her insight on Christmas. it really opened my eyes and helped me learn that Christmas isn't always easy for everyone.

Christmas is about HOPE

although i hurt inside that i won't be able to share this Christmas season with our families, i am truly overwhelmed by the blessings that i have received throughout my life, and especially these past few months. i am grateful that i actually have a family to miss throughout this season. and especially that they are just a phone call away.

i thank Him for his birth, life, & sacrifice. He is my Savior.


blair said...

I love this and I love you and Tannon.

Also, you have given me a few things to think about concerning Relief Society, so thank you.

Laurel said...

I am so glad you got to come to relief society and wish you could more often. I love your post and thoughts. Love ya!

Sarah Keith said...

Thanks for reminding us what Christmas is all about! I am so glad you were in RS, too!

Caleb and Marci said...

I thought you would be coming home for sure :-( we really miss you. I am glad you got a chance to hear the things you needed to. We'll be thinking of you.

Mike and Kim said...

You are awesome McCall. And, when Mike and I first moved here I was immediately called to be head of the nursery.... It was hard but very rewarding. Hope you are doing well and hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Jesse said...

McCall... I don't know if you already knew... but I look up to you. :) I hope you have a great week my lovely friend.

Ashley said...

You're wonderful.
Have a wonderful Christmas, sweet girl. Love you.