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New Beginnings

posted Jan 29, 2018, 10:36 AM by Christine Merrill
I have an 11-yr old daughter, which means that pretty soon, she'll graduate from Primary (or Junior Sunday School) and enter the youth program, known eloquently as "Young Women". Yesterday the YW had a start of the year program and did a big welcome for all the girls coming in during the year. That is, just Ellis. Hey, guys, we're a branch, of course there's only one girl! But being in a branch isn't always bad...because when there's only 1 new girl, you can welcome her in STYLE!

First they did a little spotlight on her and introduced her to everyone, then they gave her a fancy glittery box of truffles and a chocolate rose. Later they gave everyone a box of M&Ms and a Snapple that had the labels changed to match the theme for the year. Let's just say she was popular when she came home!

The other girls in the YW program opened their arms up wide and made Ellis feel like her birthday was the most looked-forward-to event of the year. If being in the branch will make my daughter like these other girls, then being here is one of the best blessings I could hope for!