So we were out of town when they made the big announcement on Sunday. Our ward being split came as no surprise, we've all been anticipating it for a while.
I've been taking it all in stride but last night at mutual, when I actually had a minute to let it sink in, it started to become real. It was combined last night and we were collecting and organizing all the Salvation Army food boxes. The Bishop asked the youth if they had any questions about what was happening so that started a great discussion. He ended by bearing his testimony and asking the YW and YM Presidents to do that as well. It was such a great way to spend the last mutual with our Youth all together.
We have been knowing this had to be in the works for a long time and now it is finally happening. Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited to maybe have a manageable size ward, but I really will miss all the people and fun. I've been in YW for 4 years now. It's kind of a part of who I am. I know a lot of you might think 4 years isn't really that long to be in a calling, but when that has encompassed 4/7ths of you entire married life, trust me it seems like a long time. I will miss all the YW and the leaders that I have been able to learn from and have fun with. Seriously its such a hard, demanding, time consuming, draining calling, but at the same time I will partly be lost without it. But I shouldn't get too nostalgic because there is a 50/50 chance I will not be in the new ward, and therefore will not be released from my calling.
But what I am guaranteed is that no matter how the boundaries end up I will not be in the same ward with a lot of people who I will miss. I know, I should be used to this. This is the 3rd split Jeremy and I have been through in the last 5 years. Change is good, but it is also hard. My fall back though is that I do have blogging to keep me connected to my soon-to-be-split friends and my soon-to-be-banished-to-the-Stake-Center-friends.
Blogging solves all the worlds problems, doesn't it?