Thursday, November 18, 2010

Talents Part 2

As I mentioned last night we went to a presentation where Lauren's photography was being displayed. She had been asked at church if she could help the Young Women look like, different women in the scriptures? Each girl was assigned a certain scripture heroine, then they were to learn about each of their heroines. Here are a few of the posters that they printed off, for each girl to have. It was a great experience for the girls, as well as it was for Lauren.
She went right to work gathering fabric from me and collecting stuff from the second hand store, buying table clothes, shower curtains and etc. Then she and I sewed them into these beautiful costumes ( it really wasn't that much work on my part, I just did what she told me. I am so amazed that she could see the potential... in just an old shower curtain or a pair of drapes?

As I watched the girls do their presentations last night in front of their families. I realized for a moment, those girls truly felt like heroines themselves. They connected with these incredible women, they realized the strength and courage that they had to have. The spirit was so strong, I am grateful for leaders of these sweet girls, who were so inspired to give the girls something this incredible to work on. It was a wonderful night. How grateful we were that Lauren could share her talents with all of us. 

"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
Doris Lessing

"As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given."
Mary Lou Retton

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