Yesterday, at church we had our Primary program. It was awesome. This year it was definitely a little different than it usually is during the program. They split our ward. (In the LDS church if there are too many people in your ward then they split the ward so that there are fewer people in each ward)
They have been talking about it for a long time and they finally did it. I was pretty teary eyed during the program because it was so spiritual and because I was thinking about all my friends that I will miss. When a ward is split, people always say that they will keep in touch but it hardly ever happens.
This is the second time that they have split our ward since we have lived here. The last time they split it I was serving a RS president and it was about 2 1/2 yrs ago. I know that it is important to split a ward that gets so big because it is so hard for the bishopric and other leaders to be able to attend to everyone, but I have made some great friends that have been split off that I will truly miss.
I think it is even harder for me because while I was serving I gained such a strong love for the sisters in our ward, and I still have that feeling like they are part of us. It will be so different without some of them in our ward. I thought the split was a little crazy, it is amazing what they can do to boundaries to put people where they want to. I was surprised how hard it was on my daughter Angela. She is having a hard time because she has had some really great YW leaders and they have been great friends to her. It is always hard to lose people that care about you. To all of my friends that are going to be in the other ward, I will miss you. Thanks for all of your friendship and support in all I do.
I also am not sure about our change in presidency for our government. It is truly a day of history in our country when a black man becomes the president. I am glad to say that I am willing to support him and give him a chance to be a president. I hope our country will willing accept him and give him a chance to see what we have elected and hopefully he will be an ok president to help get us out of some problems that our country is in at this time. We will see.