There are times in my life where decisions are either easy or difficult. Everyone has those moments. It seems lately that I have had a lot of difficult ones. Tonight I was presented with another dilemma.
For those of you who do not know me very well, I am a Mormon. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints members are selected through thought and prayer and given assignments or callings. These callings can vary from teaching sunday school to leading the music. Every summer the young women go to what is called Girls Camp. It is a time where girls learn the lessons of survival outdoors and grow stronger in unity with each other. All seven years as a camper I have loved it. It was one of my favorite times of summer. My first year a tornado hit the area and we had to run for shelter. And the last year I went I was a certification leader. Basically I taught the girls certain things like how to do a bedroll, build a fire, constellations etc. Why am I bringing this up? Well I received a telephone call tonight asking me to accept the assignment of 1st year camp leader. I was so excited!!!!! I without a thought accepted it.
Now here is the catch, the real dilemma. Girls camp is June 13-17. Right in the middle of the work week. I have been planning on visiting home June 23-27, and Christmas. I only have so many vacation days. And if I do both on paid leave I miss Christmas.... Now the decision seems easy to you I can tell, but I want you to know that I have never turned down an assignment/calling. No matter how unappealing or untimely it might have come. I have faith and trust that the Lord is providing a way for me to make it home to my family, especially when he knows how homesick I am. But if this assignment is made through prayer how can I turn it down? Girls Camp comes around every year. But MY FAMILY is the only family I have. I love them so much, and I am counting down the days until I can run to them and give them all hugs. I can tell that this decision is going to be so hard! And that it is going to take a lot of prayer and faith relying on the Lord that he knows what is best for me and where I need to be at the right time.