Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bratty Beehive

So I was a bratty Beehive....and a bratty Mia Maid.... and pretty much a bratty Laurel too. In fact, at one point in my Young Womens career I even had a leader call me up and tell me that she was going to call the Bishop and ask for a release because of me. Didn't help matters much that the Bishop at that time was my dad.
I did have fantastic leaders in Young Womens and ones that I will always remember and love. So ever since I have been out of Young Womens, which I really think was just a few years ago but my current lack of coolness reminds me that it has indeed been 16 years?!?, anyways since then I have always thought that it would be really fun to work in the Young Womens program. Well it finally happened a moth ago and I was called as 1st Counselor for Young Women here in our ward in Puerto Rico. And of course out of years of waiting for this opportunity of course I would be called at the time in my life where it would be the most out of my comfort zone.
I am in a different culture and still struggling with the language. Especially teenage girls talk so fast that I swear that half the time I have no idea what they are saying and I know half of what I say makes no sense to them. Most of the girls come from broken homes and have some real issues that they are struggling with. Over the past month I have wondered if I could ever earn the girls trust or respect.
Well today I had my first celebratory breakthrough. I had 2 Laurels (ones that refuse to come to our weekly mutual) call me up today and ask me to help them make some chocolates for a school project. Looks like there may be hope for this bratty beehive after all....

3 comments:

Anna said...

Good work Carolyn! I really cant imagine you as a bratty anything.
Hope it goes well with the chocolates. ;)
And I tagged you! So check out my page!!

shaultnt said...

I've always wanted to be in Young Womens. How fun. You will be a great leader.

sometimesgood said...

I can't imagine you bratty either....I'm in YW now too, although I'm over the Beehives...luckily none of them are bratty. So do you get to go to Girls Camp? I'm staying home to be with the new baby...which I still don't have a name for!!! I miss you!