Friday, May 14, 2010

Vacation

Hi everyone,

Well, this marks almost two years since I've been called as the Primary Chorister. I really do love this calling...it has really lifted me up so many times, and I thank all of you for the kind comments you leave. They have really helped me.

Unfortunately, my family is going through some difficult stuff right now, and I feel that my time is really torn. I have decided to take a vacation from blogging for a while. I think I might even recycle some of my ideas....the thought kills me, but I must. If inspiration hits, I'll really try and post what I'm doing, but for now I think it would be best to take some weight off my shoulders in any way I can.

This happens to be post 101. If I were to guess, I think there are at least 95 different activities listed that could possibly help you. Some of my favorites were clear back at the beginning of this blog, so go and check it out.

I hope you'll forgive me. I hope miracles rain down and I'll be back before you know it. Just remember to have fun and love them...the rest comes from the spirit.

*thecrazychorister

42 comments:

Lindsey Cortes said...

I will miss your ideas! I sure love all of the ones you have given me. Good luck with everything and remember that the Lord will be with you through it all.

Kelly W said...

God be with you till we meet again. My prayers will be with you.

Becky said...

Focusing on your family is the right choice, and I'm positive the miracles will rain down before you know it (although not maybe in the way you expect). Take care.

ckm said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration - and for recording them on this blog. It will bring you comfort and strength as you read your thoughts as your thoughts have lifted us up too. Focusing on what is most important is exactly how you are Choosing the Right Way ... now it is your time to choose your own adventure. May miracles rain down upon you and your family and lift you up. I know you are the wise man and your testimony is built upon a rock. The songs you have taught the Primary Children and leaders over the last 2 years have messages that have and still will strengthen you. The Primary Songs bring me great comfort and a sweet spirit into my life.

May our Heavenly Father and Savior bless you at this time and always. We'll be here waiting to hear that your storm clouds have lifted. We are here to support you too as you have been here for us!

Hugs!

Nathan said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I'm a new chorister and your ideas will continue to help he for months!!! Take care of your family and don't worry about the blog - our thoughts are with you!

Lindsay said...

Melanie, thank you for all that you have shared. I have used your ideas so many times. I hope the best for you and your family. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

The Children Sing said...

Wow! 95 ideas is a wonderful gift. Thank you for these and for your sweet spirit. Vacations are good. I hope this will help your family and that all will be well soon. Blessings!

Cheryl said...

You would have been one of those pioneers that everyone just loved and wanted to be like.

I love you, Mel.

Melissa said...

Reading the sweet comments that people have shared, with you Melanie, made me cry. Most of these kind people don't even know you, but I'm blessed that I do. I love you, Mel. I'm proud to call you my sister and best friend.

Scott said...

from Melinda- Thanks for your great ideas and inspirations! I have looked regularly while I was a "newbie" and beyond. So many ideas have worked for me and my sweet Primary children. I know that our Savior loves you and your family.

Marie said...

Thank you so much for all of your inspiration! You have helped me appreciate how important my calling is, and how fun it can be for me and the kids!
I know we don't know each other, but you've helped me so much. I will surely remember you and your family in my prayers.

Michele said...

Thank you for all you have shared. May your family be blessed with the strength to weather your trials. God bless you.

Mandy said...

You are wise to let go for a little while to focus on what is most important. Your ideas have been wonderful, and you now have many online sisters keeping you in their prayers. May the Lord bless you!

Rebecca Sperry said...

Thank You from the bottom of my heart. Your blog has uplifted and inspired me to give my calling all I have. May all your prayers be answered.

Lanay said...

To my most dearest sister Melanie. You are an inspiration. You are one who truly exemplifies a Christ like life. I have always looked up to you and I appreciate all those years of conversations that you lifted me up. I love you, I pray for you! May the Lord bless you in this storm of life. Know that I am right there with you holding on to you in the darkness!

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

Best wishes! Hopefully things will work out for the best. Thank you for all your tips & ideas!

Kristin said...

Thank you so much for all your ideas. I wish the best for you and your family. Your blog has been one of my favorites. I will be sure to look at old posts for some fun ideas.

Cathie said...

I also want to thank you for your inspiration and amazing ideas. THANK YOU! Your idea's get mine rolling and has helped me in several "stumped" times. I hope the best for you. Lots of love!

Layne Bushell said...

Thanks for your help, ideas, love of music and love of Primary and the children in it. We'll see you again, I'm sure. Take care of yourself and your family. We'll miss you but you've left us a lot of ideas and helped immensely. God bless.

Brittney said...

I just was called to be the primary chorister in my ward. I cried for two days (I know that might have been a bit too dramatic) I was overwhelmed because I've never done anything like this and haven't been in primary since I was a child. So if this blog has at least 2 years worth of ideas, then I am feeling much better about things. Thanks for letting us use all your ideas!!! Take care.

Scooterdoodah said...

Melanie ~

I can never thank you enough for the blessing you have been in my life. May the Lord bless you through this time of challenge. You will be in my prayers!

Love, Carolyn

ella said...

Hi Melanie,

Thank you so much for all of your brilliant ideas. You are so talented and we all appreciate all you have done to make our calling so fun and spiritual!

We all love you and we will pray for you daily! :)

Lots of love,
Ella

Kara said...

Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. Your ideas have been very helpful and inspiring and will continue to be so. May you and your family be blessed.

Amy said...

Hi Melanie,
I'm not even the Primary Chorister in my ward (although I sub as chorister about every other month), but I just wanted you to know how inspired I've been by your attitude towards your calling. You clearly have such enthusiasm and dedication, and I have tried to apply your wonderful attitude to my recent callings in RS, Nursery, and Activity Days. I am always delighted to read about the creative and uplifting ideas you come up with, but I am more inspired by the spirit you bring to those activities. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your talents with so many, and I think you should take off as much time as your you and your family need right now and not feel bad at all. Nothing is more important than what we do within the walls of our own homes, and I pray that you will find peace and happiness in yours.
Thank you again,
Amy Weech

Colleen Bigler said...

I, too, want to tell you what an inspiration you are to all of us less creative, if still crazy, choristers! I also want to add my sincere thanks to you for an idea from a couple of months ago not even related to Primary. You mentioned that you were correlating your scripture study with the Preach My Gospel manual. As I was just getting ready to start a new round of scripture study I decided to try your idea. What a wonderful experience I have had! I'm anxious to get up every morning and study and I have learned more and feel more inspired than any other time I have searched and pondered the scriptures. You truly are inspired and I hope and pray that your trials will be supported by the Lord and you will get through them with His love and comfort. You will be in my prayers.

Audra said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful and creative ideas. You have helped my transition into this calling be much less frightening. I wish you the best through this difficult time.

Melissa said...

Our wards were reorganized and I was reorganized right out of the best calling in the world. I wanted to thank you though for all of your fantastic ideas.

All the best to you and your family.

Teea Lamb said...

I just wanted to thank you for all your wonderful ideas. You have helped me so much and I have loved checking your blog frequently. Thanks for taking the time to share your talents. I hope things get better for you and your family.

Modd said...

You have been a huge help to me as a chorister, lifting my spirit and inspiring me to be a better chorister. I've just been called to be our RS president, so my life will be different now. But I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will also pray for you and your family, that you will be comforted and strengthened and helped. God bless you.

The Wiser Side said...

I just want to say thank you-you have helped out someone who was called and scared to pieces of this calling. Good luck, and again, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Jason and Jan said...

Thank you for sharing so many wonderful thoughts and ideas. I have been the primary chorister for the past 5 years, and have turned to your blog so many times over the past 2 years for ideas and inspiration. You are certainly doing the right thing in putting your family first. I do not know you, but I will say a prayer for you. Miracles happen! I am just thinking about how your comments have helped me with this months song. "When Jesus was on earth he promised He would send the Holy Ghost to comfort us our true eternal friend." May you and your family feel the comfort of the Holy Ghost.

Autumn McAlpin said...

I just wanted to thank you soooo much for your site and all your posts and ideas. I was just called as a chorister and I have absolutely no musical talent, but your ideas have gotten me through! I will still refer to your site often, so please don't take it down! You're our hero.

Best wishes through your difficult times, I sincerely hope all is well for you and your family. Thanks for the gift you have given to all of us choristers with your creativity and generosity!

Kimm said...

Thank you for you wonderful ideas. They not only helped us have a lot of fun in Primary, but brought the spirit into our singing time as well. I wish the best for you and your family!

Rachael said...

Hopefully things will get easier for you soon. Focusing on family is never a bad decision! May God be with you and your family. :)

佩璇 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗..........................................................................

Rachel said...

THANK YOU for your many ideas shared with us, Melanie! It means more than you know! Sure appreciate all you have done. If you are able to keep the site up just as a reference, that would be WONDERFUL! Love,
Rachel

rodriguezp said...

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玫友 said...

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博行 said...

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Mandy said...

Thank you Melanie for blessing so many children with your spirit and wonderful ideas. I know the Lord will bless you in your decision to focus on your family. We'll miss you!

Scootergirl said...

Melanie ~

Just wanted you to know that you are still thought of! I still visit your site, which is powerpacked with wonderful ideas.

Hope things are feeling a little brighter in your life!

No need to respond. Just wanted you to know people are out there and interested.

Carolyn

Luisa said...

No need to apologize. Thank you for all your wonderful support and inspiration for all of us choristers in primary. May the Lord bless you and your family and may all his choicest blessings attend each of you during your time of need. Love you and again Thank You.

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