November 18, 2013
Coppell 3rd Young Women
Look at these lovely girls. Aren't they just beautiful? And if you could know them in person you would know that they are not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside too :)
My life is on the verge of so many changes! Not only are we about to have a baby, Steve is about to graduate and we are moving in a month from yesterday! And because we are moving, I will no longer have my calling as the Young Women's President to these lovely girls above. And it just makes me sad to say goodbye! When I first got called I was literally in shock. I felt so completely inadequate and overwhelmed. How could I teach these girls anything?! But as time went on I came to understand that I was called to be in charge of this group of girls for a very specific reason. I believe that that reason was for me to learn how to lead in a close knit group of girls who truly love each other for who they are. These girls aren't afraid of being themselves around each other. I love how they so easily share their testimonies with each other without feeling uncomfortable. Because of the comfortable environment that they create among themselves, their testimonies are more easily developed which is so important for them as they go throughout their lives. All I know is that I've been able to learn so much from them and that I want to create the same kind of comfortable- testimony-bearing environment in my own home for my children. I'm so thankful for this time I've had to be with them and serve them and I most definitely will never forget it.
This past weekend I was able to finish my Personal Progress, something I've been working on throughout this year alongside the girls. It brought back a lot of memories of when I finished my Personal Progress when I was a young woman myself and at times, I felt like a teenager again ;) For my projects I finished reading the Book of Mormon again, I finished putting together Cole's baby book (just in time!) and I drew a series of pictures that I'd like to hang in the boys' room one day. It feels good to have it all finished. Just in time before the baby comes. And just in time before I get released from this calling.
Like I said, my life is on the verge of lots of changes. Hopefully me finishing this goal has made me prepared for what's about to come :)