Sunday, October 19, 2008


Saturday morning we, the Beehives, welcome a new 12 year old girl to the Young Womens organization. Because it was UEA weekend, a few of the beehives were out of town, but the ones who had not left, met at my house at 8:00 am still wearing their jammies. We then drove over to Kami's house to dress her up and "kidnap" her for breakfast.
After getting her dressed in the borrowed witches costume, we all came back to my house and had Monkey Bread and fruit/yogurt parfaits. I love this tradition. It is a neat way to welcome the newest girl into beehives and it gives the girls a chance to visit and get to know each other a bit better.
So Sunday, in sacrament, there were some changes made. Pam, who I have been working with in Young Womens for the last year was released and put into the Primary Presidency. I am very excited for her and her chance to work in the Primary, but feel a little sorry for myself to see her go. She is the neatest lady and I have so enjoyed getting to know her a little better this year. I also think the 12 and 13 year old girls benefited much from her lessons and I'm sure appreciated all that she taught them.
Then in Opening exercises for YWs, Julie, the 2nd Counselor, told me that we would no longer be reciting the Young Womens theme. I was so surprised. I love the theme and every week took pride in saying the words that were contained within it. I am sure there is a good reason, but I will miss hearing the Young Women in my ward saying these words every Sunday...
We are daughters of our Heavenly Father who loves us, and we love him. We will "stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things and in all places . . ." as we strive to live the Young Women Values, which are:

Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works and

We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.

1 comment:

Costa Rica Baby! said...

WHAT!?!!? No young women theme?
I'm curious to hear why.

What a wonderful tradition for the new beehives! Troy just turned 12 last week and had his first "uneventful" trip to young mens. Wes was out of town so sort of a bummer.

Wish we were in Young Women's together again but as leaders, how fun would that be???