For a 4 or 5 weeks, I really did not enjoy being in the nursery. I was a burden, and I really wanted to be somewhere else. Then I remembered that I hadn't been set apart. (For those of you not LDS, we receive callings to serve in our congregation. When we do we receive a special blessing to help us accomplish these callings and we call that getting set apart). I had been sick, my kids had been sick, I'd been out of town--all kinds of things kept getting in the way. Honestly I can't really remember much of that blessing except that I will make great friendships while serving, but something changed after that day.
I really began to enjoy being in Nursery. I began to love the kids. I began to embrace my time there and make the best of it. I even felt the Spirit during the short 5 minute lesson time. I do enjoy my calling. It's tiring, but I like it. In fact the other day I was telling T-Bone that I'm surprised that I like it so much considering the hesitation I had at the beginning.
Well serves me right because last week I was called as the Nursery Leader instead of just a teacher.
Why oh why did I ever say I liked my calling? No really, though. I'm actually looking forward to the challenge.