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Sunday, September 17, 2006

teaching.
Today was my Sunday to teach the Relief Society lesson. I was so nervous, which is actually kind of rare for me. It was on Temple work. It was the Sunday where the 16 -17 year old girls (Laurels) come in.. brilliant idea.
The above photo are my printed quotes from the lesson to help people get involved. I always paste a treat at the top of the papers for a before Thank You. It was perfect because I gave them to the Laurels and it really helped them get involved in the lesson.
I also use the gigantic lesson manual, which I love because you have so much room to write notes on the side.
I learn so much from getting in front of people and teaching a lesson. It is humbling, scary, educational and yet again humbling.

of note... Jeff was in a car accident today in Toronto coming back from Niagara Falls. A car in front of his had a sheet of metal that fell off their car and hit Jeff's windshield and shattered the glass all over him and his friend. Neither of them were hurt but calls from cell phones that saw the accident said they saw someone get their head cut off so there was quite a scene of police cars and ambulances. The amazing thing is the car never even stopped, kind of like a drop and run. It put quite a bump in their day and they missed the afternoon of conferences, but he said Niagara was amazing. Whew that was close!!

19 comments:

Liz said...

Yikes! SO glad to hear that Jeff and his friend were not hurt! Scary stuff!

It sounds like you did great with your lesson! I haven't been in RS in so long, I miss it. But in a few weeks they are letting the Primary workers attend RS, so I will get to go! Yea!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! I am so glad he is alright how scary!!

You always had amazing lessons in your new member classes. I am sure it was for sure a big hit.

Jill said...

Oh my gosh, that's so frightening about Jeff's accident. I'm so glad he was protected and is safe!

Your handouts are cute and I'm sure your lesson was great, did you feel like it went well?

rebecca s. said...

Ok - that is so scary! SO glad to hear that they are OK!

I would LOVE to sit in on one of your lessons... you are blessed with so many gifts - they are lucky to have you. Great idea about the big manual - I didn't know you could get them in that size.

Jordan said...

Gees louise! That is a frightening incident, I can't imagine being in the car. So glad, of course, that no one was hurt--just some conference sessions missed.

Looks like it was a memorable lesson. We had that one last week! I agree, i think a teacher is the best calling in the church.

Mindy said...

how many times have you been driving behind someone with a huge load and think about what if something from that load flew off and hit me? I do all the time! I cannot believe it happened to Jeff. So dangerous! Glad he is ok. I would have helped you out with a quote today---anything for those yummy candy corns! heehee

jenn said...

WOW!! I am SO glad Jeff is okay! What a scary phone call for you too- hope he gets back without any more incidents!

I bet your lesson was fabulous! I love the pre thank you! And that you involved the Laurels!!

Dana said...

Oh geez! I am so glad to hear that Jeff and his friend are safe and sound. That COULD have been really bad.

Being a RS teacher has been one of my favorite callings. I bet you do FABU at it!

pam said...

Oh my gosh, I'm sure you were shaking when you heard about the accident. I so glad that Jeff is ok and will hopefully be home soon.

I would love to take a class from you, I'm sure that you do a wonderful job. I like the treats, yeah for treats. I loved being in the pres. because we got to teach once a month.

sec said...

I, too, am very glad that Jeff and his friend are okay. What a scare for them, and of course for you. Things can happen so quickly, and I am glad that they were not hurt. Your lesson sounds great, and I would have loved hearing it. I enjoyed it in our ward yesterday but did not know you were teaching...............

Kristine said...

Hey! Where in NM did you live? I may have to go see if our local NM store carries that salsa. (I know that was from your previous post, but I'm trying to catch up on a lot of posts, and was CURIOUS!!)

I am grateful all is well with your husband, especially considering the phone calls that were being called in. Not a nice thought.

I love our RS teachers, and the fact that you added treats....well, let's just say, I would have been participating up the wazoo!

heather said...

Wow-sounds like it was a close one. He was definetly being watched over! Glad everything is ok. Sounds like you are jumping right in and getting involved with church and neighborhood....glad you are enjoying your new found home.

mimi said...

Whoa, you didn't tell me about Jeff on the phone when I called today, but I didn't give you much time. It reminded me of the time when you were on a county road and hit a horse, and it came through the windshield. You and your friend were both so lucky alive after. I'm glad that he and his friend are okay. What a scare! I know your lesson was wonderful too. You are a great teacher. I think I may give treats this Sunday along with my less as well.

Elisa said...

Wait...I remember the horse accident. It killed the VW rabbit right??

Love the handouts. You are so good with the Y.W.

Jana said...

I always loved to teach Relief Society. Although, I haven't had that calling since college. I love the idea of a treat on the quotes that people read. Cute idea!

What a close call with the accident. I'm glad that nobody was hurt.

Claudissima said...

OH my gosh that is sooo scary! I am glad he is fine! I always avoid driving behind something like that...just yesterday I was in the freeway and they suddenly stopped and there was a trailer almost parallel to us, that SLAMED on the brakes and smoke came out! Scary! but to brake the windshield...OHHHHH and the leson looks ADORABLE>>. if you still have a copy of the lesson I would love to have one (good mail????) that would be so fun to get!--

Heather said...

Oh my gosh....I am so glad that Jeff and his friend are alright.
Someone was watching over them, that's for sure!

cyndyfairbanks said...

It's kind of scary to think about the "whatifs", I'm so glas Jeff is Ok!!!

Hey I am curious about the Laurels coming into RS, how often do they do that, and what else does your new or old ward do to help with the transition???

michelle said...

Yikes, what a terrifying accident! I'm so glad nobody got hurt, that sounds like a miracle to me.

Your handouts are so adorable, what is that cute ornate frame? I can imagine you being a fabulous teacher. I think RS teacher is the best calling around.