Last night as I was driving one of the YW home we were talking about the very different dynamics of our new ward opposed to our old ward. For a 15 almost 16-year old she had some serious depth in her observations and thoughts. I listened and was so amazed at how she has grown up in the last few years since was one of "my beehives". I complimented her on her maturity and the strength of her ever growing testimony. And you know what she said??
"It's because I had great leaders, starting with you."
These are the moments when you look back and say that all the time, effort, planning, running around, organizing and in general being crazy while in Young Women's is worth it. Those tender mercies are what give me the strength and determination to keep going even when I think I have nothing left to give. Maybe I'll tell the Bishop to sign me up for another 4 years... maybe.