Sunday, June 14, 2009

Palo Verde Ward

I feel like I am going through a break up of sorts...we just found out today that we are no longer members of the Valencia Ward. We, and a few other families that fall within the new boundry lines, are now members of the Palo Verde Ward. My heart is heavy and sad to think that today was my last Sunday with so many of the wonderful, kind, and caring people that have, over the last year or so, become an exstension of my family. I have had the distinct privelage of serving in the Primary presidency with some truly remarkable women. Allison, Malisa, and especially my dear friend Vicki, have been such inspirations and examples to me of hard work, love, and support. To my other Valencia Ward sisters, most notably Trisha Anderson and Sara Adams, thank you for being my friends. For inviting me to your homes, for being loyal visitors to my blog, and for always having a kind and thoughtful word for me, I will miss you. I will miss seeing your smiles on Sunday, and I will especially miss teaching and loving your children during Primary. I have faith that this split was divinely inspired, but it doesn't stop my heart from wishing it was otherwise. I hope that our friendships may continue, that we can continue to get together, have playdates, and keep updated through our blogs.

Thank you, all of you, for what I have learned from each of you. You are special, you are valued, you are my friends and I love you!

6 comments:

TrishAnderson said...

You are so wonderful!!! I will miss seeing you every Sunday so terribly - however, don't think that friendship stops here. In fact, prior to even knowing about the change I was going to ask you for some help with the kids for a little bit this week and I will still make that call. We still need to have you over for dinner (since your family was sick last time we tried). I promise that our friendship will continue to develop and blossom. It won't die with the change!!!! -- Still, I too will miss you on Sundays and our Sunday morning chats as you call to remind of assignments in Primary! Thank you for all that you did in Primary. I have loved that it gave us an opportunity to start our friendship!!!!!!!

Niki Carpenter said...

I love you Trish!!!

Aaron, Vicki Tunell said...

Oh Niki, I'll miss you so much. Aaron asked for my game plan for keeping our friendship going last night. He's definitely going to support me so we can still have hang out time. We'll talk soon

Vicki

Niki Carpenter said...

He better support you :) Matthew loves hanging out with him, too. We need to do dinner sometime soon, in a few weeks, when the primary activity, Emma's b-day, and the fourth is over...call me!

Sara Adams said...

Niki! When Karl came home and told me the news, my very first throught was about you! I'm going to miss seeing you every Sunday! But you totally can't get rid of me, just by switching wards :) I promise we are going to hang out! We still need to get together for dinner soon! Seeriously though, I wanted to really thank you for being one of the most nonjudgemental friends I have ever had. I could come to you with the any weird/horrible story about the kids and without fail, you would say "Been there, done that. Join the club." Thank you for that, really!

Niki Carpenter said...

Thank you, Sara, for the same thing!! I have loved our talks, and our get togethers! That night we watched the biggest loser and hung out til almost mid-night was so fun. New season coming up!!! We'll have to have more watch parties. And, yes, dinner definitely!!!!