It was a very good thing I got released when I did because in the first three months I went without those wonderful girls I was in town three Sundays (there was SO much going on).
But man, I missed those girls more than I could have ever realized I would and the relief I expected took a long time in coming.
When I passed off all my stuff to the new Young Women president I could hardly bear it. I had to take a picture of my lingering stuff I couldn’t quite pass on:
I lingered outside their classroom on the Sundays I was there and it felt so weird to drop off Elle and Max at their activities on Wednesday nights and not stay.
Gradually I started to feel how nice it was not to have to worry about all the logistics that went into every activity, every meeting, every group text, everything I was supposed to be doing and couldn’t quite get to.
Of course, other things have piled into my life and filled it up every nook and cranny Young Women things left behind, but oh how grateful I am for that experience with those girls and I will always have a special spot in my heart for them and all the wonderful things I learned as their leader.
There are a couple things I never wrote about that I wanted to pass on.
Because good Young Women ideas need to be shared:
1) Personal Progress ideas.
two advisers in each group. One helps more with activities and the
other is the Personal Progress point person and everyone rotates in
teaching on Sundays. Each one of those personal progress leaders emails
the girls and their parents each week to let them know what part of PP
was covered in the lesson on Sunday and what part of PP will be
involved in the mutual activity that week. That way the parents can be
involved more with their girls as they strengthen their testimonies.
Our old presidency went out to lunch for old times sake a little bit ago.