I just have to tell the world how amazing my friend Mary is. She is kind, organized, a wonderful mother, and I want to be just like her when I grow up. Sometimes I am in awe because she is living the life that I always imagined for myself. We have been married the same amount of time, we basically have the same wedding ring, she has 4 amazing children, they take piano and practice as a chore (because they don't live on a farm) and we have a lot of the same parenting philosophies (she says on her blog that The Power of Positive Parenting by Dr. Glenn Latham is one of her favorite books - and I call it my green bible). I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture!
She was the secretary in the Primary Presidency until Sunday, when she was called to be the Relief Society President. I know exactly why she was put there, because she is a rock star (as Darci would say) and she will be amazing. I am really sad, though, because I feel like she is irreplaceable.
She is the glue that holds our presidency together. Mary, in her gentle way, would remind us of what we needed to do. She was my rock in suggesting ways to handle difficult suggestions. What will I do without her?
I know we will remain friends, but it will not be the same without a weekly meeting. Thankfully, Greg and I sit in front of Mary and her family at church. I will still get to soak up her spirit on a regular basis.
Good luck to you!