Currently, I have the best job there is at our church in teaching these beautiful young women (among some others that I also adore!).
I was their age just a minute ago and I remember what it was like.
The Latter-day Saint young women's program has a pretty intensive award that takes hours upon hours … and maybe a few years in there, too :) …. to complete.
These girls I love, right along with our own little Annie, were honored by receiving theirs recently.
She stood there sharing her testimony of her knowledge and I was just flooded with appreciation for great leaders who fill the gaps I lack.
Through that "Personal Progress" program, she has truly bloomed.
I've watched her internalize scriptures, pray more effectively, master self confidence and see a bigger picture of herself. She and I have had long discussions about how we can't change circumstances or those around us, only ourselves.
She's a beautiful example of that.
Celia also received an "honor bee" that night, for mentoring and hours of service.
I hope these girls of mine can see that the great choices that they make daily are what help them progress in a spiritually personal way. Not by assignment, but by choice.
And I just love to see all that they can "become".