Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Little Bit About Me

My name is Kimberly, and I'm 28 years old. I'm married to a non-member, Medical Research Scientist and have been recently called to serve as my ward's Primary Chorister. In our Christmas photo - ain't it great? :D - our son is 7 and our two daughters are 2 and 11 months (yes, they're that close in age, and, no, we didn't plan on that, haha).

My husband retired from the Army while stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and found a job up here in the Seattle metro, but we're looking to build a home to stay in our same ward and city for several years. I teach piano, run a home business as a literary editor, and volunteer at my son's school to two classes as an art docent.

Growing up, my mom was my favorite Primary Chorister. I've always loved to sing, and I've played piano since I was 10. The only problem is my hearing loss. I have hearing loss in both ears, and I'm supposed to wear my hearing aids all the time, but I suffer from chronic migraines and headaches, so I trade in hearing better for feeling better. It's worth it. As a result of childhood hearing loss because of chronic ear infections, I speak very loudly. Sometimes, I speak so loudly that people can think I'm obnoxious or trying to become to center of attention. I try to read lips; learning ASL is definitely a struggle on my own. I really watch facial and body expressions, and I use my voice to command the room when needed. Like when a room full of primary children become rowdy and irreverent.

When I was called, I jumped on board immediately. The Primary Program is in about 6 weeks, so I don't have to teach anything new, but I'm going to have to rehearse, even more so than the children.

I'm so excited! :D Any questions for me?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Called to Serve: Primary Chorister!!!

I've finally been called to serve in a position that I've loved since I was a child: I was called to serve as a Primary Chorister in the Seattle Metro on September 20, 2015. A few Sundays before I was called, my ward split, and since then a neighboring stake has split into two stakes. The work of the Lord continues, and I get to fulfill a calling that has a huge impact on the future leaders of the Church and our nation. No pressure... :)

"For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads." D&C 25:12

When I was a child, my mom was my Primary Chorister for several years, and I wasn't ashamed to tell everyone. She was fun. She was spiritual. She could sing. She could teach. She is still my idol today, and many of the posts that will be part of this blog are ideas and inspiration from all of those wonderful years.

Feel free to borrow, tweak, and share my lessons and ideas. Just please link back to my site: send me a message that you tagged me, and I'll send a shout out to your site/blog, too! So, hold on tight! This is going to be a great adventure!