Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Heart attack...

is what I had when our stake leader asked Marc and I if he would be willing to be councilor to the Bishop of our ward!

This all happened on a Tuesday night and it was a sleepless night that night.

Why sleepless?

It is a lot of responsibility for Marc.

It is a lot of sacrifice for me and for him, and our children.

Why are we willing to do this?

Because we are willing to do the work of the Lord.

It was a sweet welcome on the day after Marc was sustained into our Ward Bishopric when we came home to hearts plastered all over our front door. A Heart Attack! It was so wonderful for Marc and it really made him feel like they had welcomed him with open arms. It was our sweet little Achievement Day girls, I think, the 10-year-olds?? Not sure, but, it was so cute!

Here is Marc with his hearts!
Ya, check out the cowboy behind him, and the turkey to the left... love my mom's crafts!
Since Marc was sustained as 2nd Councilor to the Bishop there has been a wonderful feeling here in our home. I know that there will be tough times when I am alone while he is out serving our ward so often and there will be trials, but, I don't really know how to explain it... I feel stronger.

Is that possible?


I know it is because Heavenly Father is carrying me and he will continue to if I allow him into my life. Our stake leader asked me to be more diligent in reading my scriptures and advised us to stay on track with Family Home Evening. I am taking that advice to heart and I am trying. I know it has only been one week of this, but, I will have faith that I, and Marc, can do this.

Pray for him.

Pray for us.

We are going to need all the help we can get.

But, we are very excited!

10 remarks:

Paola said...

We are super excited too,you have no idea!! we always thought he would be called one day, because you guys are AMAZING!

Karen Mortensen said...

This is so exciting. You really will be blessed. I know we were when my husband serve in the bishopric and as the Bishop. Just wait till he gets called to that.

candace said...

Of course he was called, because he is so awesome!(and so are you) You will be given so many blessing for your family's sacrifice. your family will have such spiritual growth from this new journey. I will be praying for you!

Joe said...

Congratulations Marc, they've picked a good person, Rachel, the Lord will open new paths of support for you. What an opportunity for growth.

Suzy said...

Good luck! You guys can do it!

Aaron said...

That's so awesome.. You guys are awesome!!

Joel and Jessie said...

I love the heart attack.....that was sweet of them!

Rochelle said...

That is AWESOME!! Congrats! and good luck, I know you will have the help of the Lord in your life and hopefully the help of someone with your kids in Sacrament meeting!! He'll be great and so will you:)

Lisa said...

I hate to say "I told you so"... well, maybe I don't! But truly, I did have a feeling (it could have been indigestion). I loved Mark's words on Sunday [humility rocks]. Yes, we will pray for you too!

Julie said...

Everyone in the whole ward (and beyond) are so excited about the new bishopric! And the Lord will bless you as you support Marc! You are both such examples!