Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Changes

I knew this year would be the year of change and so far it hasn't disappointed. This last Sunday I was released from YW. I've been in a little over 5 1/2 years (6 girl's camps) so I knew it was only a matter of time. I'll miss the girls but I'm excited for whatever the Lord has next for me. I get so excited about what the future holds because I've never had all my nights free. Before I was in YW, I would teach dance or had night classes so my brain is just running wild with all the things I could do to fill up my time.

I'm also so ecstatic about the women they called to take our place. They are all amazing women and I have no doubt they will be amazing. I know that I built amazing friendships with the girls and love all of them so I'm not worried about keeping in touch with them and see them grow up.

Since I won't be at YW anymore I was going to post about this change Sunday but I had to take one last chance to put up photos of the girls since I know they love it so much. ;)
I tried to find photos that I was in so I wasn't just embarrassing the girls. This photo makes me laugh. We were canoeing on the Jordan River and it looks all innocent but I think I'd just gotten done threatening the girls with their life if they tipped the canoe. I remember that I told them how many bodies are pulled out of the Jordan River and I didn't want to fall out then trip on a dead body under the water. Yeah not one of my finest moments but hey I didn't get wet and the girls were terrified. Can't forget camp where we had our 'eye candy.'

One of the fun things serving in YW was getting to see people in our ward's hidden talents. I really got to know the widows in our ward and people I would have never known had we not involved them in our activities. At this one I got to see the amazing skater my sister-in-law Kirsten is.
My cute Beehive class last summer with Kimmy.

I got to camp at gorgeous places. Beehives here is a preview of how pretty Heber Valley is.
I got to hang out with the weird YM too.
I could act as goofy as the girls. Also I feel like I more than made up for my years in YW when I never got to go because I took dance.
Yeah I might need to go into hiding for posting this next picture.

When I first got put in YW we had a very small group of girls but we still had tons of fun.
Serving in YW I also got to work with a lot of amazing women. Looking over the photos there are a lot of them that have moved away that I miss so much. I'm going to miss hanging out with the leaders as much as the girls. Also have to point out cute Brek is preggo in this picture. She'll just love seeing this photo. Hee!

Wow looking at those photos I used to be skinny. So I guess the only advice I can give to the new leaders (if they blog stalk me) is YW makes you fat. I'm not sure if it's that or my love affair with french fries. Hee!

Also I want to just pass on my two favorite sites that I would use all the time for YW.

SugarDoodle - has answers to everything from activities, pp, lesson ideas, etc.

Shanna Vineyard - makes the cutest handouts ever and I've used her ideas several times.

Peace out girls!

7 comments:

Brek said...

I didn't realize how much the girls have grown up until I looked at those old pictures! You should be very proud of the work you did in YW and the relationships you built with the girls - they all LOVE you! P.S. Why didn't anyone tell me how ugly that maternity dress was?

Jenefer Reudter said...

Yeah, I was looking at each YW and realizing how small/petite they were and how much they have changed over the 5 years. Thanks for being a great counselor! LOVED my time with you!!!

a&e drumm said...

You finally got released huh? I thought they would keep you in there forever! I still miss it but they put me in as the sunday school teacher for 12 & 13 year olds so I get to teach them and have my evenings free now!

That Girl said...

Sabrina, I know how hard it is being released. I served in this wards YW's for 4 1/2 years, and prior to that our ward was split and I was in the previous ward YW's for 3 1/2 years. So I know how it feels (I've been released for one month now...and still don't know what to do with my time!) Good luck Sabrina
Kandis

bevany said...

Wow, I can't believe you got released! I know how much you loved it and I know what a great leader you were just from what I've seen on your blog. I wish our ward YW's was like this. You guys seem so close. Maybe now we can get together more since you'll have some free time!

Erin said...

Sounds like you were an excellent leader Sabrina. They were lucky to have you.

Fuller Fam said...

Darling YW and darling photos. I'm sure you were the coolest YW leader ever! I too am coming up on my 4 year mark in YW's but I hope to linger around a bit longer. :) Don't get too comfortable I'm sure that your bishop already has a new calling in mind for you. :)