Houston, We Have A Young Woman

Emily’s really looked forward to her 12th birthday because she finally would graduate from Primary and join the Young Women’s organization. It’s been quite interesting thinking about her being in Young Women’s. She definitely isn’t a little girl any more. She had her interview with the Bishop and worked on Faith in God tasks right up until the last minute but was able to complete everything in time. I’m a bit disappointed in the Faith in God program for Primary girls – not the program itself but the fact that there really is no award at the end. Just a signature by the Bishop and Primary President in the back of the booklet – not even a certificate or anything else to hang on the wall. The cub scouts get beads and badges and I even had that cool looking torch where you could stick a little button on each article of faith you memorized. But the girls get nothing. Just an “atta girl” and that’s all. Nancy thinks chapels should be built with a Priesthood Room because they all have Relief Society rooms. I think primary girls should get some type of little trinket or something when they complete their Faith in God.

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Emily’s birthday party was just a low-key family affair and with the YW presidency coming over to visit, and meeith with the Bishop, and getting ready for Young Women’s, I don’t think Emily minded a bit that she didn’t have a friend party. Happy Birthday to Emily and here’s hoping that the soon-to-be-upon-us teenage years can go relatively smoothly.

3 Comments

  1. Kelly says:

    Aw, Happy Belated birthday Emily. How is YW going?

    You are so right about the differences between the programs for boys and girls Primary age. Although boys do have to complete all of the Faith in God with no rewards. Activity (or is it Achievement) days really are the step child of the church. It will get better as things evolve, hopefully by doing away with Cub Scouts rather than changing the girls programs. That’s never going to happen is it? I have a vague recollection of an article or talk or something right after Faith in God came out and it stressing there is no reward because the desire was to make it all about a stronger testimony and spiritual habits.

  2. BYUFan says:

    Our good bishop calls the girls up to the stand to honor them in Sacrament Meeting but I guess we’ve done away with the tradition of making the recite and article of faith.

  3. Lori says:

    happy birthday Emily!

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