Our family is getting hit hard core in the speaking department. This past Sunday, Aubrey gave her first talk in primary. She was a little bit nervous, but I was surprised at the confidence she had and her willingness to do it. I think having read the scripture a couple of weeks ago really helped her. She knew she could do it. She did a fantastic job and we are so proud of her! Now it is our turn.....uggghh.
I made the mistake a couple of week ago of telling a couple of friends, Melissa and Emily, how Joey and I haven't had speaking assignments since we were married. I knocked on wood right then and there, but I didn't knock fast enough. This past Sunday we were asked to speak on Easter Sunday. I feel so stressed out right now!!! I am not good at public speaking, I shake, my mind becomes a mess and I just get so nervous I could puke. And the fact that it is Easter Sunday doubles the pressure. Its only one of the most important days of the year! Aye. I feel like my talk has to be good, really good. I don't want to disappoint. I'm having family come to visit this week, we are celebrating Cali's birthday, and I still have Easter errands to run. So, the stress level in my brain is high. I'm posting about this to ask for some extra thoughts and prayers my way. For some people, public speaking is not a big deal. For me, it really really is!
I just keep thinking to myself-Aubrey did it. Aubrey was nervous, it was scary for her, and she just did it. She didn't complain. She knew it was something she was asked to do, something that was important, and she overcame her fears and did it. And when she was done, she was beaming and proud. And I know thats how I'll be when I'm done. I know I'll be happy. I know I'll be blessed for it and I know many will be proud, including me. Aubrey has set an example for me-now I have to do the same for her. The Lord asks us to do things that are hard sometimes, but not things that we cannot do. And he blesses us for doing it-I know that. Thanks Aubrey for being a big girl and showing me that I can do it too. When I grow up, I want to be just like you:) I love you!