"Family ties are bound by love"

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Franklin Family Reunion

This year for our family reunion we chose to go to Bear Lake. We always love it and have a great time, and this year was no exception! Here they are, the grand kids in the Franklin Family!
 Our family
obviously being covered in sand makes you tough and cool :)
 Bathing beauties aka bff cousins

 What's Bear Lake without a Hawaiin Shaved Ice?
 And of course Raspberry Shakes!
 and of course these two still dancing, even on vacation~
 Having fun on the lake~
 Making memories like this are my among some of my favorite things to do!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Never say Never

Well as they say, "All good things must come to an end." The same is true with callings. Last month I was released from Young Women. I knew it was coming, just didn't want to believe it. After all, I have been in the YW program for about 19 years, off and on, but mostly on! Which means I have been extremely blessed to be in with my girls throughout their years in YW. Shayla will be going to camp as a laurel this year for the first time without me. I have loved it! So then comes the thoughts of..."Now what?" Where were they going to put me?? Well about 2 weeks ago, Bishop called me in, and extended a call to me. 
This is the face I probably gave him!
You want me to teach what?? Gospel Doctrine??!! It is a calling I always felt, and knew I could say no to. But... I felt the spirit and knew I needed to pray to find the answer from my heart, not just the answer that was in my head. Bishop was very understanding, and let me have some time. So as I prayed and went to the temple,  and the confirmation came that I should accept the call. Not because of what I know, but because what I will learn! How can I deny a chance to grow and learn and become more of what Heavenly Father expects from me?

 Simply put~ I can't, because..

So, I begin to prepare to teach my first lesson on the 15th. and thankfully the course of study this year is the Book of Mormon, and we are past compare Isaiah stuff! phew 
My motto is from Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which stengtheneth me. 
I know I will not be able to do this alone, so I will pray for guidance and direction as I accept this calling and will try to do my best.