This past week was Girls Camp. I had been called to be camp director for my ward. I was beyond nervous being called to such a big leadership position. As time approached I was already looking forward to it being over. I didn't think I could do it. Not only was I fearing everything possible would go wrong, but I was so worried I was going to miss my kids too much. Well camp is over, it was a success, and we were far too busy for me to even have time to miss my kids or hubby. I call that a blessing in and of itself! The one thing that went wrong was I had made the wrong meal one day, but it all worked out!
Camp was epic. I don't even have words. I was sad when it was over. The first couple days being home was kind of weird. It was like having been on a mission; being spiritually fed 24/7 and then being put back in the real world. I felt totally out of it. I'm getting the hang of "reality" again though.
I feel spiritually stronger after camp. I've put more of an effort into being more <I> spiritually active</I> in my daily routine. I feel like I've changed. Worldly things seem to matter a little less. I want to be a better person mentally, physically and spiritually. I gained a testimony in so many areas during camp. A testimony that I can't deny, ever.
The girls in my ward, oh.my.heck! They are AMAZING!!! I hate the thought of not being with them until next year at camp. I want them to come over and watch movies or do stuff with them still! Haha. I want to keep learning from them. And our YW president?? UHmazing! Those girls are beyond lucky to have her. I love her to pieces. I remember testimony night and everybody was hugging each other and I was totally avoiding her! Hahaha. I just didn't even know how to express to her how much I had grown to love and appreciate her. How grateful I was that she had faith in me to be a camp director. I have no clue how I held it together when I did stop avoiding her. I wish I could just keep going to YW!!
I know that the power of the priesthood is true. I know that when you follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost, not only are you personally blessed but often times, the lives of others are changed and blessed. I know that missionary work can happen outside of serving an actual mission. I know that this gospel is true.
I had so many personal strengthening experiences up at camp that I need to write down in my journal. After this experience I feel like I was designed to do more. I was created for bigger things than I think I am really capable of doing. But I have faith that, with His help, I can do anything.
Girls camp 2014 changed me.