No it isn’t permanent, just a one day escape back to my old calling!! Oh how I miss nursery! I spent 3 years as one of the coordinators before being released and going on to Primary for 9-months and then to Relief Society. With that being said it’s been 18months since I was back “home”!! I jumped at the chance to go back for one day!
Most of the kids that are now in the nursery weren’t in when I was, except for a couple of kids. My favorite Ella Bella and Miss Ellie. These two little girls were itty-bitty when I left – just barely 18-months old. Ellie and I had a special bond, I was the first one to finally get her to stop crying and stay in nursery! This was no easy task, I might add. It took a lot of work on both my part and Ellie’s to get to that point.
Poor Ellie had such stranger anxiety that she would make herself physically sick. I’m sure her poor gullet had to be burning from the acid coming from her stomach. I felt awful for her, but kept in her in nursery anyway. I knew (and her mom agreed), that the best way for her to conquer this fear would be to ride it out! We finally were successful (you can read my blog back from that day when I had Success In Nursery with Ellie), and I am excited to announce the Ellie is now a proud nursery go-er!
I miss my nursery calling and working with the little kids, but I got lots of “oh we missed you’s” and “Relief Society wasn’t the same without you, don’t leave us again!” It felt great to feel missed and needed!
This post is the first time I am participating in a linked blog game and am sooooo excited to do so!! I’m participating in a new word game, Word Up, Yo! hosted by Liz of A Belle, A Bean, & A Chicago Dog, and some blogging friends of hers. Each Sunday they’ll post a new WOW! (Word Of Week) to be used in a blog post the following week. This is the first week, and as you probably figured out the WOW! is gullet. Come join us for some word fun!! Okay….let’s see if I can do this correctly…..