Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Relief Society Casserole

It is interesting to me that you have to be able to show your vulnerability in order to get help. I recently had the spirit send over my Relief Society President to my house late Sunday night to see if I needed anything. It was inspiration on her part because it was perfect timing. I had just started crying when my home teachers were over and as soon as they left I reduced myself into loud sobbing. The wonderful R.S. Pres., in our ward used to by my vist-teach-ee, so we have a comfortable relationship, but it was still so embarrassing to have her see me break down! But you know, I appreciated more than she can imagine, her listening ear as I complained all about my life. I knew that I needed someone to talk to or my emotions would burst, but I wanted to keep up the facade that I had it all together. It's amazing that the Lord knows exactly what we need, and sometimes sends people to help anyway. And it sure didn't hurt when she made me dinner the next night too, and delivered it at my door. I guess you're never too young to receive a "relief society casserole."

6 comments:

Scully said...

It must be in the air, E, because I had a breakdown last night. Isn't it funny that we all think we have to put on this facade of happiness, when we should really just talk to people. Why do we think we have to pretend everything is OK?

Panini said...

no kidding scully. I totally agree. And Esp, I'm so sorry things are hard right now (all the time is more like it) What a sweet sweet Erica. I just love her. See, Heavenly Father cares about us. Or you anyway :) Just one more week, right?

Esperanza said...

Yes, one more week! Then planning for student teaching...so still stress! Argh.

Scully, I think we do it, or at least I do it, not to convince other people but to try to convince myself that I have it all together still. Problem is...lying to yourself...doesn't always work! :)And I, don't like to feel or look vulnerable, but I am!

aquamarine said...

I also do the whole, "I'm fine, really!" because sometimes it seems like I am not being as faithful but that isn't true. We need other people for support because sometimes we carry others with our faith, and other times we need to be carried. So sorry you are having such a hard time though, Esperanza! Although I do have to admit that after a good cry I usually feel a little more hopeful. ;)

SJ said...

you can get rid of those solicitors by doing something with your blogger settings, but I forget what. Anyone?

I would also like to bear my testimony that Relief Society is true. The pres and I shared a very tender moment in sacrament meeting when the choir sang. Let's just say there was a long hug and some sobbing involved.

aquamarine said...

Either the relief society casserole isn't working any more or you have been whisked away by holiday delights during break. ;)I hope you survived and are enjoying all the goodies of the season!