Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Changed for the better...

Alright miss Laurie you got me thinking about
this....well I was already thinking about it
but when you got all cheesy on me and added
the wicked line on Facebook it made me really
want to post on the blog.
It's funny how the Lord plays things out in your life.
When we were told we were going to Georgia
I was not excited....I wasn't totally upset I was
just NOT EXCITED!!!! I figured I had better have
6 months worth of books handy because I would be
bored out of my mind. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong.
My life really has been changed for the better!!!!
Here I am sobbing like a baby sitting at the computer
doing everything I can to stall leaving Georgia. I have
come into towns and left them saying goodbye to new friends
wondering if I would ever see them again. Wondering if
I would have a reason big enough to go back. Cherishing the
memories I had made with them. Then we go along
our way and find a new life somewhere else.
I feel like I was sent here to Georgia for a reason....forget
the fact that Travis' work told us to head to the south.
I feel like there was a much greater power at work!!!
My last full week here I spent at Young Womens Camp. The
relationships that I formed with these Young Women
are PRICELESS!!!! Hearing the youth bear their testimonies
was...well....WOW!!! What spiritual giants in such tiny
little bodies. The Young Women in this ward are truly
amazing!!! They have helped to strengthen my
testimony through their example, their friendship and
bearing their own testimonies!!
I am so sad to be leaving the Young Women, but I
know I will have a lasting friendship with each
and everyone of them!!! I definitely have not just one
but many reasons to come back and visit Georgia. I
will miss your beautiful smiling faces!!! I was sent
here for a reason and now I have to leave for one.
Who knows what my next little adventure will bring.
Know that wherever I end up you are always in my heart and I will
be thinking of Georgia way more than I thought I would ;)
Although I am far away I am always here for you girls.
I am only a phone call, e-mail or Facebook message away.
I may not have all the answers, but I have 2 good ears for listening.
And I can always point you to one person that knows
exactly what you are going through and knows just
how to comfort you when you need it most. Stay strong in
the Gospel that you may one day find a worthy companion
to take you through the Temple. But, don't be in to much of
a rush to get there ;) Enjoy these years, make the most of them,
and do not make decisions lightly because even the smallest choices
you make now will mold you into the Women you will be in the future!!!
And don't forget little
Sister Shanequa Shenana Sarah Scary Owens!!!!!


'T' said...

oh too fun. thanks for sharing your love and testimony today. i can't hear or sing that song from wicked without tears, haven't yet!

Smith's said...

YW is a great place for you!! Those girls were lucky to have you for a time...

Ben and Linds said...

You are perfect for the yw's program... you have so much personality paired a wonderful testimony. I am sure you touched their lives as much as they did yours!!! I too am in the middle of a really hard move and have adopted the motto "goodbyes are sad, hello's are scary, but it's the middle that we live for!!!