Throughout my life, I've noticed that if something doesn't get written down, it generally doesn't get remembered - especially as the years pass by and I have grown older both in mind and in body. It seems to be especially true when trying to remember what it is I wanted to post to my blog - or sometimes just getting on the computer in general. It doesn't even take that long to boot up, but for the most part, once I'm signed in, I forget what it is I got on the computer to do.
Right now my head is flooded with thoughts of the young women's program - past and present - but nothing falls in order. It's all jumbled still. Today my baby is now a young women. She will be meeting with the Young Women when we return to our ward next week (this week is GeneralConference)
Currently Jenna hates the thought of her birthday falling on Conference weekend. In Utah, I remember several years of having done something on the Monday following conference - that is when the schools were out for spring break. In Oregon, it doesn't seem to matter as the average person is not LDS nor pays attention to the world wide broadcast.
We had to postpone the party we had scheduled for yesterday - which I will go into more detail in a future post but not here. So instead, she'd been given a bag of plastic Easter eggs with instructions to join in on a challenge of young women values and has gone from this treasure hunt to this one
Jenna is now a Beehive (the youngest class of young women's program) see here
Beehives, Mia Maids and Laurels existed when I was in young women's - only we didn't refer to it a young women's at the time. We called it Mutual or MIA (Mutual Improvement Association) and we met on Tuesdays or Wednesdays for our weekly lessons as well as activities. The church hadn't introduced the three hour block until my last year which is when MIA became YM/YW.
We didn't have the personal progress program here at least not that I can remember. In primary we had Merrie Miss markers and bracelets,
|Took these off the internet.|
My originals are packed in
boxes I'm hoping at Kayla's house
but I don't recall having incentive program in Young Women's. The program that is offered now isn't outlined the same as it was when I was a leader.
Anyway, I would like to take this week to sort out my thoughts and create posts about Jenna's Easter egg enthusiasm, young women's growing up, young women's when I was a leader and my observations now. I don't know how well I will do. But that is my goal.