Thursday, July 23, 2009
To sum up girls camp in a few words.. All i have to say is it was quite the experience. Our young women's president locked her keys in her car and she wasn't even at the campsite for an hour, so i told her we could go get her spare key.. lo and behold i got a flat tire on the freeway and we were only 10 minutes away from our campsite! It sucked and i was so mad because the owners manual doesn't explain how to change a tire. I had to call my dad and ask him to google how to change a tire and then he read me the directions over the phone. ha ha As we were trying to get the spare from under my car AAA drove up and SAVED MY LIFE!!! oh how i love AAA!!!!! So, on with girls camp.. I don't know if i have ever been around a bunch of young women who were so unappreciative of what all the leaders have done for them! I mean come on! It is not like we were paid to go up to girls camp and babysit. One girl told all the young women about how much she hated all the leaders except for the prego ones (mind you, who were not at camp). Another girl said she wanted to stab my mom with a knife! A KNIFE!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!! The entire time my mom had to remind the girls of their manners. She had to remind them to say please and thank you. HELLO, your parents should be teaching you that.. not your leaders! Some girls were complaining about how we were sleeping in tents and not in cabins, some complained about the crafts and food, and the fact that we were not going boating! UGH!!!!! I felt awful when i heard all these things but i know the girls had an AMAZING experience whether they admit it or not! The General Young Women's President Sister Dalton came to speak to our stake on the last night we were at camp. She is the most amazing women i have ever met. She made sure the girls knew they had a purpose here in this life and we need to be 100%. Being 100% means reading your scriptures 5 minutes a day.. Praying morning and night.. and smiling. If we can do all 3 things we are doing just fine. After we had the privilege to listen to Sister Dalton we had our ward testimony meeting. The Young Women in our ward have so much to say and they were pouring their hearts out. After all the bad feelings i felt for these young women my heart was softened and i may not understand why they felt the way they did but i still love them so much and i am so glad i was able to be their leader this year.