Monday, December 8, 2008

My Age

A funny thing happened to me yesterday at church. I'm not sure what sparked it, but I was thinking about my age, and all of a sudden I had no idea how old I was. Well, I guess "no idea" is a little strong, I knew I was in my 20's, but for some reason I couldn't remember how old I was. I had decided, actually, I was a year older than I am until I did the math.

Then today at dinner, I mentioned it to Liz and Bruce and they laughed. Apparently, Liz had the same problem. Bruce has to remind her how old she is. We decide it's because all the milestones are gone once you reach age 21. Think about it. What are the milestones for LDS girls?

At age 12 you go to YW
At age 14 you can go to the dances (anyone else remember being excited about that?)
At age 16 you can date
At 18 you graduate, you are no longer a minor, and I, at least, went to college/RS (and you can smoke, hehe)
At age 21 you can go on a mission (or drink)

So after that, then what? I did come up with age 25, when a woman's car insurance is supposed to go up (I read that somewhere.) Oh, and at age 24 you can apply for financial student aid without putting your parents' info on the application. But, really, all the milestones are gone. Age isn't important anymore. Or is it just me and Liz who have this problem?

New calling

I haven't had a calling since May of this year. I was the RS secretary in my BYU singles ward, but when I moved in with my Dad the ward didn't know what to do with me, and so I was kinda floating. And then I moved out here the beginning of September. The week after I got out here, I found out that I was leaving for Dallas for six weeks, so my branch presidency decided to wait until I got back to give me a calling. I think, actually, that they were glad to have the time, because the less people there are, the less callings are needed sometimes. I mean, there is no Young Women's group or Primary, so all there is is RS and a few callings like Sunday School teacher.

Anyway, I got back from Dallas about three weeks ago, and the second weekend I was back, Brother and Sister Roberts had to leave suddenly for Arizona, because her mother was sick. Brother Roberts was branch clerk, and Sister Roberts was 1st counselor in the RS presidency.

You've probably guessed where this is headed. I got called last night to be 1st counselor. I've been half expecting it ever since I heard about Sister Roberts leaving, I even mentioned to Liz something about how I didn't really feel up to it, and hoped I didn't get called to it. But I guess the Lord thinks I can handle it.

It is a good thing, I am glad to have a calling. I always feel at loose ends when I don't have a calling. And I really like the president and second counselor. Shelly is my age, and we have a lot in common, we've been friends since I got out here. And April is really sweet. Besides, this will force me to go out and get to know people.