Today was the biggest day for any Primary president, the annual Primary Sacrament program. It was quite the ordeal to put together, especially with it being my first one. But with a LOT of help from my counselors, the program was written, rehearsed, and ready to go. I was out for a few weeks after having Rhode so a lot of the initial practicing happened without me. We even held a practice yesterday in the chapel to make sure the kids were totally prepared.
I got to church 20 minutes early as planned, got all the things set up that needed setting up, ushered the kids to their seats, and was sitting in my spot right as the meeting began. I was feeling pretty calm, considering. Then I look out into the congregation and this face was staring back at me...
Yup, Donny Osmond with his family in tow attended our ward today. Our ward boundaries actually include the Strip and Donny & Marie have a show going on right now. Suddenly, all worries about presenting this program for the ward, bishop, parents, God, and angels were gone. All I could think was, 'I am performing my Primary program for Donnie Osmond.'
Why all the interest? My mom indoctrinated us with a love for all things Osmond at a young age. We all knew that nothing would make her happier than somehow managing to marry into the Osmond family. :)
So as the program progressed, I was able to concentrate for the most part as I sorted sunbeams and five year olds up to the microphone. But there was the occasional thought in the back of my mind, 'I wonder what Donny thinks about the program?'
I did have the small daydream that Donny would come up to me after the program and congratulate me on a job well done. Unfortunately, his family jetted out of the chapel immediately after the closing prayer. Probably to avoid fans just like me!
The program went really well. I was so proud of the kids, they really pulled it off!