Friday, October 7, 2011

Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam!

About a month ago I was released as the stake young women's president.  Finally you say!  After 6 years I either finally got it right, or the stake presidency has given up on me.  So many emotions traveled through my head in the last while.  I really thought it would happen last year, but when it didn't I just kept on going.  A lot of  people have asked me if I am so relieved?  And I guess I am, but when you do something that is so much fun and have really good people to help you, it doesn't really seem that difficult.  Now, don't get me wrong, there were plenty of times that I was a basket case. But as I look back over things, it was a really great experience, and I learned so much from so many people.

I think the thing I will miss the most will be my counselors. We started and ended together and  I have come to love them and it has been a true joy to get to know them.  Sometimes it is difficult to believe that I didn't know either of these women when I asked for them as counselors.  That just testifies to me that Heavenly Father knows each of us so well, he knows who and what we need.  It didn't take long for me to realize these two women had talents and qualities that I lacked, but were needed in our presidency.  I have come to love and appreciate them so much.  They have been wonderful.  They have been great examples to me, and so supportive, even when it meant sewing over 100 "great ideas."

One thing I learned is that each young woman is so different, and requires different types of leaders.  I truly believe each ward has the best leaders for their girls.  And as girls change,  so do the leaders, to those who can best help each girl.  I know I have a very boring teaching style, but hopefully I have able to reach someone, and other people have touched someone else. 

Another thing I have learned, and I am sure I will have to continue to relearn, is that Heavenly Father is in charge, and we just need to have faith that it will all work out.  We just have to do our best, and keep going.  There are so many other things, I could go on forever.  But it has really been an amazing journey, and I am so thankful for those I have worked with, and learned from.

But for now, Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam! And I look forward to a new experience with three year olds, and I am sure I have great things to learn from them.

Good Things:
1.  wonderful people to work with
2.  learning
3.  new opportunities

2 comments:

Lady Fox said...

You make a great Sunbeam! You were an inspirational leader to all of us--grown up girls and all!

Wendy said...

I'm sure you were amazing in YW. Being a Sunbeam will be completely different....but so great!