Sunday, August 10, 2008

M*A*G*I*C*


Becca: Sister Park-- we're gonna make you the BEST Personal Progress Leader EVER!

Me: Oh REALLY? And how's that?

Becca: We're gonna work really hard on our Personal Progress and do whatever you tell us.

Me: Hmmmm....

Becca: 'Cause you've got the MAGIC in you!!

Have I mentioned how much I love my incredibly insane Young Women?? Well, I do. I was officially released today from the Young Women presidency, as the 2nd counselor. I've been in the presidency for close to 4 years now! We were all released together, so it made for an interesting and rather emotional Sacrament meeting today, with lots of bearing of testimonies. I've loved working with all of the ladies, and I hope we continue to be close. As you can see, from above, I'm now the new Personal Progress Leader-- they just can't cut the cord, can they? Just sever it a little! I know we all need change, and I'm grateful for the opportunity. I knew the end was near, it's just a little weird knowing that it actually happened! How could I expect to forever be in the Young Women presidency?? My life has revolved around the program for so long now, seeing the girls 2 to 3 times a week and planning with them and praying for them. It's now down to once a month. I should be happy for the break, right? The feeling I've lost a limb should go away soon, I hope. 

Tammy (the now former Young Women president) made her presidency these aprons (I'm wearing above) as a "goodbye" gift. So, she does most of the work, as our president, and we get her fabulous presents-- sounds like a deal to me! I thought it was sweet that she told us she picked different fabric to match our individual personalities. I told her she must think I'm beautiful! So, thanks, Tammy. It's been a fun time! I'm going to try my hardest, now, to become the "BEST Personal Progress Leader EVER"! 'Cause I'm MAGIC!

13 comments:

Joe said...

Magic? When did this happen?

Tammy said...

You hit the nail on the head. It does feel like a missing limb. Thanks for serving with me. You are magic.

Grammy said...

I've ALWAYS known you had the magic. You are so special! Thanks for all you have done for the girls, and especially for Becca. We need to do another musical number...

MOORE said...

Wow that is exciting! Congrats. Sounds like a fun calling. I know you will keep those girls moving on their personal progress, you are always on the ball. Or is that a magic ball hehehehe! Have fun with the calling. Your the best

jenna and kreed said...

NIce, and I love the apron. Let's do dinner this Sunday? Just tell us a time and what to bring. we are done with church at 11 so we could even do a late lunch. Oh and Ethan is so cute walking.

Trent and Brooke Warner said...

Hey Bethany... It has been forever but I found your blog via Bonnie's and couldn't resist saying hello. It looks like you are living the charmed life of motherhood. Congrats! I wish you the best in all you do!
Love, Brooke Warner(Bennett)

shananchuck said...

Personal Progress is such a great calling! I loved it! And the apron is adorable!!

Sheila and Mario said...

I love the cute apron! YWs is so fun! I loved working with the girls when Mario and I were in the spanish ward:) Unfortunatly, I only had a councilor for 3 months out of the year I was YW President, so I was on my own to do all planning and personal progress etc. for the 6 girls (small branch) I still loved it though and miss them a ton now! Glad to hear you got to stay with them:)

lindie said...

hey, I'm glad that you left a comment, i've wanted to leave one on yours, but i wasn't sure if you would remember me. I guess we were in the same ward for YEARS!!! Talk about nic getting all grown up, your entire family has comepletely changed. When i moved to colorado your sister was a baby!! crazy! How is your mom and dad doing? If you see them tell them that i say hi!! your little boy is a cutie!!

Kent and Kate said...

Four years! Since I have been married the longest I have had a calling is a little over a year. That is a really cute apron. I love wearing a cute apron while I cook.

jenna and kreed said...

Bethany the only thing we don't eat is seafood. My sister is really talented and I also appreciate the pics.

Sheila and Mario said...

Bethany-I teach in the Sunnyslope area so most of my students come from spanish speaking homes (18 out of 20 this year.) I think I have 12 this year that do not know any English. I will speak both Spanish and English the first few weeks of school and then once they understand the rules and classroom routine I will start using Spanish less. They learn very quickly, they are like sponges:)

Becca's Bologna said...

Haha hey my magic plan is gonna work! Were gonna miss seeing ya in yw every week but im glad we still have you at least once a month. You'll be an amazing pp leader.