Friday, April 17, 2009

Wall of Fame

Tracy at The Journey has posted a request to her blogging friends to tell about when they were Heroes to their children or other children in their lives. Below is her request. Pop on over and see what Tracy did for her children and see what else the blogging world has done!

Unfortunatley, I was having some computer problems and didn't get this here it is almost two weeks late!! Thanks for the great idea Tracy. You really do inspire me!

Please join me for a fun event beginning Monday, April 6. I will be posting a "Mr. Linky" Wall of Fame to link to YOUR post about something fun you do to connect with the kids in your life. You may very well already have a post somewhere that you could link us to. I hope you'll play along and invite your friends, so we can all get some fun new ideas!

Primary Program 1996. This happened to fall on my 40th birthday so we celebrated with a cake!

When I mentioned this to my hubby he said, "Well, that will be easy!" I told him to tell what he thought I should write about since I couldn't think of a thing. So, he reminded me of all the girls (and a few boys) I have taught and worked with at church. Hundreds of girls starting in 1978 until this very year. Every year I have been involved with the youth. Girls who are now approaching 50 down in age to girls who will be turning 10 this year.

My very first group of Young Women in 1982.

I have been their teacher, their friend, their camping buddy and their spiritual leader. Hopefully, somewhere along the way, I have taught them something important. I hope they know that they are important and have added so much to my life. Mostly, I just hope they know they have a Savior who gave His life for them. That they have a loving Heavenly Father who knows and loves them. Hopefully, that is what they will remember and that I love them.

Girls Camp 1995, Brighton Meadows. We got scared by Moose and skunks tried to eat all our food!


Tracy P. said...

Oh Marrdy, that is beautiful! You have been so faithful! It is so tempting to become "bored" with doing the same thing for too long--but you can see how your investment has paid off. What a lot of lives you've inspired! I'm so glad you didn't give up on getting this posted. Thank you!

Liz said...

I'm dying to know who is in the primary pic....I can't get it big enough. So cool to have big group pics like that.
Once again, you still need to come back and be camp director here. No one will ever live up to your camps.

angie said...

I really loved this. I'm sure that the love you showered upon these primary children and yw has sown more good deeds than you can imagine! I still remember my YW advisors and primary teachers! :)

Melissa B. said...

Amen to that, sister. The teachers ARE the heroes! And PS: Please pop over to participate in Sx3 today. We're in serious Donald Trump Mode!

Tulsi said...

What fun memories you must have of all the Youth. My favorite callings have been Den leader for the Cubs and then YW presidency. I love those kids. My boys are heading off on missions now.

Veggie Mom said...

You are just plain wonderful, ya know that, Marrdy? And I'm sure quite an inspiration, too!

nikkicrumpet said...

You know they will all remember you their entire lives. It's amazing how much impact we have on kids when we teach them! It's amazing how many kids you've taught over the years! AND YAY the Jazz finally win one...although it wasn't all that impressive of a win! I guess it was at least worth staying up until 1:30 in the's lousy being two hours behind lol