Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A Good Excuse
Okay, I admit it. I haven't always been a great visiting teacher. One of the reasons is when I have a bad attitude about it and can sometimes feel like it is a burden because it is one more thing I can be convinced I have to do instead of want to do.
Our ward just recently got realigned and now the majority of the people in my ward is new to me. I just got my new visiting teaching assignment and it hit me that now I have a good excuse to get to know a new young mom in our ward and plan lunch dates with another young mom that was already in my ward. And I get a good excuse to teach these moms what not to do. They get to learn from all my parenting mistakes. Lucky them. I also get a good excuse to hang out with my partner who I love being with.
In a world that is ever increasingly disconnected and isolated from neighbors, what a great opportunity it is to have the excuse to connect with other women. Let's face it, if I were to just randomly call them up and say I want to come visit, they would think I am a little creepy. But visiting teaching gives me a good excuse. They will still probably think I'm creepy.
Posted by Tanya at 10:41 AM