Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A little lost...

It's a Wednesday evening. And I am at home. I'm feeling a little lost because for pretty much the past two and a half years, I have spent Wednesday evenings at Young Women (youth group at my Church). On Sunday I was released from my calling as YW President. It has been a little harder than I thought it would be. I have spent almost every waking moment (and some sleeping ones too!) these last 2+ years thinking about these precious girls. Daughters of a Heavenly Father, who loves them. Girls who are striving so hard to live righteously and morally in a crazy world. I have LOVED attending activities, teaching lessons, going to baptisms at the temple with them, chaperoning dances, going to Girls Camp, attending their various activities, crying with them, laughing with them, praying for them, worrying about them, watching them love and take care of each other, basking in the light of their testimonies, and just thanking my Heavenly Father for the blessing it is to have this calling. I will so so so so so so miss them!!! But I know it is time to move on and I know the new president (one of my sweet friends) will do amazing things and help the girls grow in new ways.

My ultimate goal is for my sweet YW to remember two things about me: 1 - that I have a strong testimony of my Savior and of the gospel and 2 - that I LOVE every single one of them individually, that I recognize their individual talents and trials and care deeply about them. I hope I have accomplished these two things!

Here's a tribute to my girls -




And I intentionally picked "Say Hello Wave Goodbye" because before I was released, I was actually given a new calling....

Early Morning Seminary Teacher!!!

I am SOOOOOOOO excited! I have been aspiring to this calling for pretty much ever - I love love teaching and I love love teenagers (Yep, I'm crazy) So I really have the best of both worlds - getting released as YW President but I still get to see most of my awesome girls! EVERY morning! At 5:45am! With lots of exclamation marks! :)

Seminary will be at our house, and there are 24-30 students, so DH and I have been diligently fixing up the living room as a classroom. I'll have to post the finished product!

Change is good. Waving goodbye but saying hello!

2 comments:

daisy lynn said...

ahhh, Sharon. This touches my heart. I really look up to you and your ability to love each girl and fulfill such a consuming calling. You are very loved!!

I have a good life said...

I love all the picturesd of your girls. I don't know them, but each shot brought tears to my eyes. :) I can tell you love them. PS. I love the paint, too!