Today is girl’s camp and the theme for the camp is W.O.W. or Women of Worth. Amos listened to a conference talk while eating breakfast and I noticed he was sniveling. I was worried he was getting sick until I realized the message about divine nature had brought him to tears.
Last night I was doing some soul searching and Amos was a big comfort to me. I know he will be able to help the young women understand their Heavenly Father’s love for them as he did for me.
It’s easy to get confused between pride and self-esteem. We learn from President Benson that self-esteem does not come from pride and we shouldn’t shame or be jealous of others for sharing their gifts. The gifts of others do not diminish our own.
“The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough.”
I don’t know what Bishop will say tonight but these were some of my thoughts on the subject. I pray he will have the energy to get his message accross.
He had a difficult night and a difficult day. His bowels go through an adjustment period after chemo. Last night his bag exploded while he was sleeping. Cleaning up took a while but he didn’t seem too upset. On the way to camp his bag filled again very quickly. When we stopped to change it he spilled it and soiled his clothes.
He found himself in a Pam Mann situation and had a lot more sympathy for her. We still laugh about my mom asking for gum in the same sentence she told us she pooped her pants. Amos remembered that night at Monte’s because he looked down today in the Walmart bathroom and saw a peice of gum on the ground in the bathroom stall, still wrapped.
We were sitting with President Flexman before dinner tonight and I realized I needed a stake temple recommend interview. He was happy to accomodate me right up here in the pines. So sweet.
We love it here! I have a million good memories of this place.
The girls love their bishop so much. He is such a friend to them. He finds his self-esteem in serving God and others without pride in himself so I know his message will come accross tonight as actions and his love for them speak louder than words.