So not only are these girls GORGEOUS on the outside as is so apparant from these amazing pictures (courtesy of Heather Ward Photography) but they are just as beautiful, if not more so, on the inside!! I have had the amazing privilege of being their young women's leader for the past two years or so. (I actually can't remember when I was called). I have absolutely loved my calling, which included teaching them every sunday and participating in weekly activities. I have learned so much from the things I have studied and from these girls and their amazing testimonies and examples! I was devastated to the point of tears when I was told a few weeks ago by the bishop that I was being called to another area in the ward and would be released from being their advisor. I knew this day would come eventually, but I was hoping it would be maybe 6 years from now??...if that!! I will always cherish the relationships I have made with these girls (and all the YW and leaders) and I know that our friendships will continue to grow from here on! Thank you girls for loving me and accepting me the way you have!! You're amazing and I love you!!!
PS. Sadly, a few of the Laurels couldn't make it to the shoot. We missed you!!!
PPS. My new calling is the second counselor in the Primary presidency, which I am VERY excited about! It's very different and very applicable to my life right now as I have little ones at home! I'm look forward to the different ways I'll learn and grow from this calling!