day 354: new beginnings

Big day today, and my head is about to explode from the spiritual overload and the hours of meetings.  Today I was set apart as the new Stake Young Women President (leader over the girls 12-18 in our area of my town, that attend my church).  This new position will have me (and my counselors) working mostly with the ward (congregational) leaders, but as long as I am back working with the youth in any capacity I am happy.  Our presidency is replacing women that are incredibly talented and devoted.  Big shoes to fill.


I have already felt inspiration, and have been spiritually reminded to develop my capacity to minister before aiming for a capacity to administer.  This has proven true in past responsibilities, and I trust it will be so here.  I am grateful for the trust extended to me, and for the women I will work closely with.  I am ready to be stretched.  Life is good.  Work is good. 

23 comments

grace.holloway | August 8, 2010 at 11:59 PM

oh my goodness! what a fun calling! you will be superb.

misssrobin | August 9, 2010 at 12:14 AM

We're behind you all the way. Even though we don't know what we are doing.

Don't know if that helps, but there you go.

The Way I See It | August 9, 2010 at 12:54 AM

You said you are ready to be stretched. I really do wish you could be stretched in two, or more pieces, because wherever you serve, the people are lucky and blessed because of you. We all want a piece of you. Those you serve at this time, are so lucky. You will receive much too. Best wishes.

LisAway | August 9, 2010 at 2:18 AM

Oh yes, on to the next challenge. Look at you go, Kazzy! I bet you'll be great in this calling. And blessed with the energy to keep up with it and all your other responsibilities as you are stretched!

Kim | August 9, 2010 at 2:46 AM

Stretching can be so challenging but yet some of the best experiences ever! Good luck! I know when they change our Stake YW Presidency, they too will be big shoes to fill. You will do an amazing job!

Momza | August 9, 2010 at 3:21 AM

YW in my opinion is one of the most time-consuming callings in the church. And most rewarding too...I continue to hear from yw that I served way back in 1986. Those friendships are never forgotten.
Congratulations!

gigi | August 9, 2010 at 4:30 AM

Awe... what a blessing to serve the youth of your stake. Busy, yes you will be but oh what an opportunity. You will do well.

My SIL is just ending her 5 years as stake YW President. It's a sad excitement.

Susan Erickson | August 9, 2010 at 6:30 AM

I'm sure the young people will be thrilled to experience your kindness and wisdom....

Miss Tinselly | August 9, 2010 at 7:24 AM

How fun! Congratulations!

Barbaloot | August 9, 2010 at 7:58 AM

Wow! Congrats/I'm sorry:) YW can be the best and worst group to be around. Have fun!

Connie | August 9, 2010 at 8:50 AM

You are good.

Stacy | August 9, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Wow, Kazzy, that is huge! You are going to be amazing- the potential the YW leaders have to touch lives is endless.

AnneMarie | August 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Congratulations and Good Luck!!! I hope to hear more about your experiences here.

Eowyn | August 9, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Wow! Awesome! You will be amazing, I'm sure of it.

Extra prayers your way!

Bossy Betty | August 9, 2010 at 11:26 AM

What a wonderful life eh?

Kimberly | August 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM

What a beautiful way to be stretched. I hope/know it will be all kinds of wonderful.

Garden of Egan | August 10, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Oh, wow!!!! What a calling! My prayers are with you.
I don't know you well, but I do know that you'll be fabulously awesome!

Charlotte | August 10, 2010 at 3:55 AM

Good luck!

Linde | August 10, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Wow! You finish school and now on to this. Being busy never ends. :)

Good luck--you'll be great!

Melanie J | August 10, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Dude, let me be the thousandth person to say: you will be AWESOME because you already are awesome.

Kazzy | August 10, 2010 at 10:21 PM

Thanks, Mel and everyone else. :)

Jenny | August 11, 2010 at 7:17 AM

Your going to be amazing!!!

Luann | August 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM

You DO have big shoes to fill. That last presidency was amazing.

It's a good thing you have such freakishly big feet. ;)

Love you!