Today I was released as the Young Women's Advisor and called as the Young Women's Secretary. Pretty much the rest of the Young Women's presidency was released. It was a bit bitter sweet. Being a part of the Young Women organization has been a great blessing to me. The last couple years have been difficult (with being unable to get pregnant, taking care of my so very sick mother, her passing away, and my father remarrying so quickly) and I really felt like the other leaders became my support system. I believe one of the reasons I was given my former calling was to develop friendships that would help me through the trials that were to come. The former leaders truly became my best friends and I found a ward family. I am very sad to see them go. But, I am also very thankful to be staying with the young women that I have grown to love so very much! They truly are special girls. I was set apart by the Bishop and was amazed at what an inspired man he is. The blessing was very personal. He blessed me in my upcoming delivery and he blessed me that I would be able to feel my parents' love. He blessed me with a relief of my heartache. I had been trying to hold back the tears all day, but by the end of the blessing that hope had diminished. I know I will never stop missing my mother and the closeness she brought to our family, but what a comfort it is to know that the Lord and his leaders are mindful of me and what I am going through. The gospel is amazing; it is true! I am so blessed.
The YW leaders at YW in Excellence, "Mission Possible." From left to right: Mindy, Celeste, Scott (bishopric member) , Erin, Tennisa, Me, Martha, & Amy
The YW at YW in Excellence, "Mission Possible." From left to right: Rachel, Kaitlin, Charlee, Kayla, Samantha, Katie, Karina, Deja, Nana, Elisha, Britney & Rachel.