Girl’s Camp

So very excited.  So much fun planned, then more fun, then even more.  The girls are going to be begging for the fun to stop.  My first time at this Camp so if you don’t hear from me it is most likely lack of signal.  Epic memories forthcoming!  ♥️

Update….YW are so excited to.  I am not sure we can get much done in class.  Too much energy.  

Church 

I loved today.  We attended our old ward here in Utah today.  Keith drove us by our home we left in August on the way to church.  I am amazed at the wave of emotion that washed over me.  It brought tears of joy and a flood of memories.  We were happy here and loved our home and friends.  The desire to leave was like a call we could not refuse.  It has been absolutely the best decision of our lives but so grateful for our ties here.  My emotions may be closer to the surface because of recently sending our missionary off and seeing our home reminds me of the many nights of entertaining him and his friends.  All the pizza and big screen movie nights in the backyard.  Making dozens of cookies.  Water fights that I may or may not have started.  The laughter.  I so miss his laugh.  I am grateful I have some of those memories at the Homestead in Idaho as well.  I think we had enough time before he left to leave his impression there as well.  So many hugs in church today.  I texted our Bishop and warned him I would be there today.  He said they would endure lol.  So happy for friends.  Perfect love is an incredible blessing to experience.  I may not be the best example but I skipped Relief Society and crashed Young Womens.  Ha it was a little chaotic.  I do not apologize.  😇  If my reunion with my fur babies is half as good as today tonight will be epic.  

Released

I have been serving in the Youmg Women for a little while now.  Last week was my second girl’s camp as a leader.  It was also my last week with the girls in my calling. A couple of insights.  

There is no greater calling than serving the youth of the church.  They feel your love and concern.  They will listen to you.  You are an anchor in ways you never expected.  Never underestimate the influence of simply your time.  They want to be good.  Joy is the pinnacle of happiness.  

Girl’s camp is a unique time because there is not a lot of external distractions.  There was time to talk, to bear testimony, to share doctrine, to learn.  I have received so much in this calling.  Way more than I gave.  Thursday night last week I couldn’t even sleep after the testimony meeting around the camp fire.  I had no idea.  No idea at all.  I have never experienced such emotion in being released from a calling.  That has been the single most difficult thing in this move.  I was so excited about their new leader though.  She is awesome and they are in very good hands.  

Thank you Heavenly Father for the privledge of my calling.  I did my best to leave them with more faith, hope, and charity than we all started with.    

Another New Week 

Wow that weekend went fast.  I love Sunday afternoon naps but the downside is in the moments of closing your eyes and waking up the weekend disappeared. I almost wish Sunday came first then you could have a full Saturday before going to Monday lol.  Just a thought, it probably wouldn’t work.  I am excited for this week.  Super Tuesday should be interested.  Starting to work on 3 March events for work.  The NCAA basketball tourney.  It’s just an awesome time for all great things.  Might even have good weather to start working on the yard.  The best thing today was taking the young women to the Provo Dowbtown Tenple.  Loved the special tour for our girls.  I am excited for this week and for March.  Have a great week!