Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Best Job in the World

Think of the coolest job ever.

What are you thinking of? Professional ice cream taster? Video game designer? Professional shopper? Maybe even getting paid to do absolutely nothing? How about something made up, like giraffe rider or moon decorator?

Well I'm sure they are fascinating and all, but please step aside. I have found the best job in the whole entire world.

I present to you: The EFY Counselor.

Was it hard work? Yes. You don't get a lot of sleep, you walk constantly, you have to keep track of schedules, and you have to count people's heads a lot.

Was it amazing? VERY yes. I met some of the best kids in the world. I worked with them for a week. I watched them grow close and strong. I watched the light in their eyes grow brighter on a daily basis. I went to dances, had pizza parties, attended amazingly edifying classes and firesides and devotionals, and made great friends with a bunch of people who had the same taste in shirts as I did.

I got to sing on a stage in front of hundreds of people. I laughed constantly at the antics of goofy boys, involving everything from modeling walk-offs to vivacious apple-gifting. I watched these kids begin to share their amazing talents and stories; unique personalities and heartfelt feelings. I came to know and love a group of girls who had gathered together from all over the area, and I got to teach and bear testimony of the things that I know. I got to dedicate a week of my life to the edification of these youth, and I still pray for them, hoping that they have taken something with them.

I saw miracles happen in the lives of these youth. I couldn't contain my gratitude all week at my opportunity to be there. Not only was it fun, but it has helped define me as a person. It changed my life.

Can I wait to go back again? NO!


tammy said...

Lucky. I'm sure it was amazing for them as well.

Bill said...

I had a feeling you'd be totally jonesing right about now. :-)

Just so you know... it only gets better. :-)

Sue said...

I'm so glad you were able to do this. What a neat experience!


KyAnn (like Cayenne Pepper, only HOTTER) said...

What a fun expereince!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! What a great opportunity to get to do something that means so much to you! I'm sure the kids are better off for having been there with you.

Cheeseboy said...

Really gives you hope for the rising generation. EFY councilor will probably be the funnest job you ever have too.

mistieleigh said...

wow! I still think you are the perfect person for that. I bet your group loved you. I love how your testimony just shines from you. Your mama taught you girls well! It looks like you had a bunch of red heads in your group - to go along with yours!! :)

ReformingGeek said...

I'm proud of you. What a great opportunity for you and the kids!

M-Cat said...

EFY holds a special spot in my heart, as do the counselors who give so much for the youth.

Good on ya girl!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It looks like you're having a blast!!!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Congratulations. It sounds like it was amazing for everyone.

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. That's sounds like a wonderful time. Nice pictures.
Have a good day...:)

Pedaling said...

You are the perfect girl for this job!
I only wish my Sadie could have had you as her counselor in August at byu

Mama Zen said...

Sounds like a marvelous experience!

Bossy Betty said...

Very cool!!! What a great experience and you must be very happy knowing you helped make it special for lots of kids!

ScoMan said...

Okay. That does look cool and like a bit of fun.. but I was just reading a blog about someone who has decided to become a cupcake connoisseur, and I think as far as cool jobs go that would be hard to beat.

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