Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spiritually Interrupted

As most of you know, in church I work with the children (aka Primary). Most of my time is taken up with tending to secretarial duties during church.

The only time I really have, during church, for spiritual nourishment is during what we call Sacrament Meeting (basically, the congregational meeting where the sacrament, or as some call it, a communion, sorta, is passed and we have speakers talk instead of just one preacher or priest teaching).

I very, very rarely have spiritual moments when I am in Primary. And usually, frankly, it's when we're singing, but I digress.

But today, and last Sunday, I had recognizable spiritual moments that were ... *sigh* ... interrupted. And it irked me! How sad is that?!

Now, granted, that doesn't mean those were the ONLY spiritual moments I had, but to have them interrupted was, well ... frustrating.

Last Sunday, a good friend was up at the pulpit speaking about one of her brothers, who happens to have been in a very similar situation like one of my brothers. I could really start to feel the truth of her words ... when a child behind me had kicked his toy under my seat and asked me if I could get it for him). No, the child didn't do it on purpose, but the child HAD brought the toy ... and ... I missed the rest of what my friend said. *sigh*

Then today, on a rare of rares, during Primary, the President was giving the lesson to the older kids, and part of what she said was really starting to make me feel the Spirit ... when the door next to me opens with a woman from the nursery needing to find the mother of the child she's leading by the hand, because he has to go potty. (His mother is one of our teachers.) And I had to help her find the teacher in one of the classrooms. I know, I know. It's not anyone's fault. I was just in the wrong spot, and I got interrupted.

But for it to happen twice, on consecutive Sundays, and it be so apparent, well ... what can I say?

Am I being a little whiny? Maybe. But ... don't you WANT to feel good when you go to church on Sundays? I guess I felt a little denied. *soft laugh*

What will next Sunday bring? Hopefully the third time IS the charm and I make it through without being spiritually interrupted.


Charles Gramlich November 9, 2009 at 9:21 AM  

Well, sometimes interruptions may happen for a purpose. Maybe there is something spiritual going on 'with' the interruptions. Who knows. I'm no expert.

Melinda November 9, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

As a mother, I know my kids have caused some interruptions, and I know it can be frustrating, but I think there's something to what Charles said. When you are feeling the most spiritual, you are interrupted by a child, maybe this is the Lord's way of saying you need to have kids! I can always hope, right?

Gabby November 9, 2009 at 2:31 PM  

Charles: Very interesting. It's true that I think all things happen for a reason .... so, interesting.

Melinda: *LOL* You are too funny! Well, there may be SOMETHING to that. Goodness knows I've learned a lot of patience since being married, but I do probably need to learn a little more patience with children. Heck, I've been in Primary long enough for me to know this! So ... you COULD be right. But ... maybe not. ^_- We'll see. (And plus, you have tons of nieces and nephews!!! You don't need any more. Hehehehe...)

Allie November 11, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

I am just glad that we aren't in your ward as Leland thinks everyone would like to hear what he has to say, and you know I am totally annoyed by it, but I can't avoid it, yes I know people like to claim that their 2 year olds are angels but well I don't have duct tape in my church bag... (maybe I should start carrying it?) a

And I have to agree a little with Melinda.... :D I think you would be a GREAT mom, and you never know how its going to be till you have one.... I thought it would totally suit me but it was a hard change over... I will tell you more about that if you want some other time... but really there is no perfect time to have kids just when you are ready... keep us posted?:D

Taryn and Christian December 3, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

I just discovered your blog while searching for cute craft ideas. I'm LDS too, and live in New Jersey. Some times I feel like the only LDS person in the entire state! So I can relate when you say that you feel spiritually interupted. Things that have special meaning to me, don't always have that same meaning to many people around me. So more times than not, when I'm feeling that warmth, someone will make a sly remark, crack a joke, or something totally out of nowhere and pull me from that wonderful feeling. But no fret, at least we have glimpses of it. Hugs!

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