As you have all probably figured out by now ... I love stories and I love telling them. So here's a story (I have to tell two parts, then I'll join them together):
When I was 17 I was called to be on youth rep. for our ward in planning a trek up to WY. I loved most of the experience. I loved the trek, the planning, meeting new people on the stake level, etc. The part I didn't love? Having to dress up in pioneer era clothing. Here are some pictures from the event
So here's part two of the story:
Sunday night Jared comes upstairs to find me with the phone on his ear (this is like 9 p.m.) and ask if we can meet with two high counselmen Tues. night. Um... sure?? I'm totally stumped. Why in the world? It couldn't be like a stake young men, young women, etc. calling. That would come from the stake presidency. I started freaking out, Jared of course was calm. So last night was the big night.
Joining the two stories:
Maybe you have guessed by now BUT what the high counselmen wanted is... they called us to be a "Ma & Pa" for a trek to WY that the youth in our stake are going on this summer. So I get a chance of lifetime... twice! :o) I guess I didn't learn what the Lord wanted me to the first time ;o) j/k. I am, overall, so stoked. I can't wait. It's going to be amazing. I can't wait to help the youth have a great, spiritual experience. We'll have 8 "kids" ranging from 14-18 yrs. old. The part I'm not so crazy about... 1) I have to wear the pioneer clothing again (knew I should've kept those ugly skirts). 2) This means this is going to be a crazy semester trying to do school, scouts, I'm on an adoptive couple retreat committee, and now this. I can't wait, but I can... if that makes sense. Anyway~ there's our latest news. Hope this finds everyone good and well! Love to all