Sunday, August 24, 2008

Well.......

I'm not sure how to label this post - "I thought my life was crazy, until today!" or "Day 22 in Athens" or "Goodbye Shawn - We love you!" or "WOW" Either way, I am sure will you all understand when you read the following:

1st and foremost - Ali got her first tooth today!! Yeah for Ali. She is only 4 1/2 months old and Shawn said, "I think she has a tooth!" I thought he said, "I think she has a toot!" So I replied, "Great - You can change her when she poops!" He looked at me confused as laughed and then emphasized, "No, I think she has a TOOOOOOTH!" I looked at him and said, "A Tooth?!?!" She's too young to have a tooth!" But, Sure enough, she has sharp little ridges on the bottom gum. Way to go Ali.

2nd - My dear husband, who I love very much - was sustained today as the 2nd counselor in the bishopric! YEP! You read it right. We have been in Athens for 3 weeks and 1 day and the Lord has a great sense of humor. "Shawn, you're not busy enough spending 70+ hours a week at school - never seeing your family - let's give you a more to deal with!" Of course, there was no hesitation at all of accepting the call - we are deeply humbled and grateful to our Heavenly Father for the many blessing he has given us to be here in Athens - He had a plan all along, we just didn't know all the details.

Shawn will do great - and I support him 110%. Our bishop will be great and I look forward to getting to know the Palmer family a little more. The other counselor is Cory Johnson, you know, my friend Mara that I always talk about. They moved in the same day we did. We have said it all along, we are in this together - we really are now!

So for all you out there - please keep us in your prayers. I know Heavenly Father knows our strengths and abilities and never gives us more than we can handle - although sometimes you wonder! It will be a great adventure and we will cherish the few moments even more when Shawn is home spending time with us! We love you Shawn!!

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Wow! You guys will do great, because you are great. Good luck to you.

Breanne said...

Wow! At least you know that you are being looked out for, and that you are exactly where the Lord wants you to be :)

The Pratts said...

Yeah no kidding - at least you know that you guys are in the right place. We are really excited for Shawn and know he will do a great job.

Ali you are the cutest with or without your tooth! Love you little sister.

sdbroder said...

Thanks, for your commitment to our family and for your help with the girls. Your are great!

Natalie said...

I have to second... or fourth... what's been said! First, WOW! And yes, obviously you're in the right place and you two will do awesome. Good luck sitting by yourself on Sundays... I'm sure there are ward members in the ward that can help! Good luck! My mom got called to be YW president just as she was starting her intense masters program. Its amazing how Heavenly Father helps us along the way, especially as we dedicate time to Him. We love you guys and will keep you in our prayers!

Katie Jo said...

That is so much FUN!!! Hey.. at least he's not the bishop! hehehe Good luck!!!

Brooke said...

I think that Shawn will do great, and Molly you will be a great support! This will give you some practice, because you know that someday he will be the Bishop, and you will make a great Bishop's wife. I mean after all you had the greatest example, Sherri! :) We still miss you like crazy, but it's obvious that you are in the right place.

Brandon and Jen Jensen said...

Wow! Good luck to both of you. He'll do a great job!