Friday, December 9, 2011

See you know how to take the reservation, you just don't know how to hold the reservation and that's really the most important part of the reservation

Many years ago, back when I only had 4 children and was still reasonably sane, I was sitting in a Primary presidency meeting. We were discussing issuing a calling to someone. It was brought up how this person was so great at everything they did but they were a little scatterbrained and needed a lot of reminding. We would need to call and remind them of meetings, classes, activites, etc... We might even need to remind them to show up on Sunday to teach. I sat there in the meeting and totally judged this person. I couldn't believe someone could be so dumb that they would forget to show up places.

This past week, I missed a Visiting Teaching appointment. I also missed one last month. It just flew out of my brain and I totally forgot. I did have several sick children home from school and so my schedule was out of whack. Also I didn't enter the appointments into the Cozi. If I don't enter them in the Cozi, I don't remember them. The Cozi is my brain. If you need a brain, go to for help.

So the moral of the story is, I will become everything I judge harshly. I need to stop judging people. It doesn't do anyone any good.

I feel terrible about missing my Visiting Teaching appointments. I genuinely like and love the women I visit. I like seeing them. I have been a horrible visiting teacher lately. Hopefully I'll get my brain together.


Diana said...

I know the feeling...of becoming everything I judge so harshly I mean. Though it is a large worry every morning and with every appt. I make that I will forget to show up somewhere. And I do only have 4 children so what do you think that says about me? Probably that I shouldn't have anymore children. At least for the moment 4 seems to be about all these two hands and small brain can handle and some days we aren't "handling" so well!

Anna said...

I'm in real trouble then. Two kids and no brain. I remember thinking I'd never go anywhere if my breast pads were visible through my know the crinkles. I've lost the pride that keeps me from doing that. Granted I'm getting nowhere near enough sleep to be responsible for anything.

Stacie said...

I'm sorry I didn't see this until now. Thank you for being a great visiting teacher. I know I can call you when I need you, whether you remember the visit or not. :) That's what is most important.

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