Friday, December 5, 2008

My Young Women are soooo Amazing..............

We have had an amazing tradition here in our ward. For the past few years the Young Women under the direction of the Bishop have "adopted" a family for Christmas. This year has been no exception.

I asked them on Sunday if they wanted us as their Leaders to forgo the gifts we had budgeted for them, and "adopt" a family instead. They unanimously voted to help this family for Christmas.

I am so proud of them!

We went shopping this week for our family, and it was just so awesome to be standing there, while the girls were trying their best to make this Christmas special for this family. The Bishop has asked that we keep this totally anonymous, so the girls don't even know who these gifts will go to. I thought that maybe they would be a little down on the whole idea of shopping for someone that they don't even know, but I was sooooo wrong. They considered every last detail, down to ribbon and bows!

If any of my Young Women read this, all I can say is you have made this Christmas one that I will never forget. Thanks for your good example! Don't forget how much I love you!


The Clem Family said...

I'm always amazed by the desire that my young women have to help others and I am also amazed by their strong testimonies. Sometimes, I feel too inadequate to be their leader.

Cherese said...


TheSoapBox said...

Hey Bart & Jen, I have a blog to send me an e-mail and I will add you to it because it's private.
This is Kristy
Merry Christmas

Brooke said...

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