This picture was taken earlier this summer (the first Sunday in June), when I was called as Relief Society President in my church.
If you are not familiar with the Mormon church, the Relief Society is comprised of women 18 and older. Its purpose is to "build faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and help those in need." With that said, I'm over the organization within my geographic area, meaning I help the ladies in my organization with all sorts of needs and concerns. I offer advice, I help with the welfare system in the church, and I teach lessons on Sundays. Much goes into this calling, and when I think about Relief Society Presidents, I think of older ladies (or maybe I am an older lady and I haven't accepted that yet!). When the call was extended to me, I felt a bit inadequate to take on the roll. For the last nine years, I have served over the primary (all the young kids), and then in the Young Women's program (girls 12-18). I've been at it in this calling for a few months now, and I love it. I love being surrounded by incredible women of all ages and backgrounds, and I love serving those around me. I still have much to learn in this new roll, but so far, so good!