At our ward Relief Society 'bee-day' party we had sisters talk about each of the nine bees from President Hinckley and then watched a tribute video to the Relief Society. As I listened to the words from those I knew, along with actor portrayals and looked around the room I was so overcome with awe. The influence of good, righteous women is incomprehensible. In our ward, we have some of the most educated, successful, career driven women I have ever met all the while holding dear their divinity as a daughter of God. When I walked into the activity last night, I nearly laughed because I was easily the youngest in the room by a good 30 years, eventually some peers showed up but we were definitely out numbered at least 5:1. And that's one of the things that I love about the Boulder ward. Those that are seasoned have such firm testimonies but are able to nourish those who struggle with open arms and hearts. A handful of women are my mom's age and they will never know how their friendship helps feel the hole losing my mom left. I can talk to the young women as easily as I can their mothers. I'm viewed as an equal even though I'm a stay at home mom while they are directing reality tv shows. I receive phone calls from the mother of the lady I visit teach to give me updates, because we are on the team.
We are daughters of our Heavenly Father who loves us and we love him. We will stand for truth and righteousness at all times, in all things and in all places.
Let us never forget who we are and what we stand for.
(and can we all go back to Myrtle Beach?)