Dedication to THE greatest Singles Ward in the Universe::
I looked up the definition of "ward" online today and found that, when used as a verb, it can mean "the act of keeping guard or protective watch". Now, though that may not be the definition of a ward in the LDS church which I am a member of, it describes exactly what the Larsen Park Singles Ward has been for me.
I was one of the "crazy" ones I guess that was EXTREMELY excited to begin experiencing Singles Ward life. New people, camp-outs where boys can be present :D, but above all, a whole new spirit. First day I went to my new ward I said to myself, "this is home". The spirit was riveting off the walls and though I only knew a handful of people, I felt loved and cared about.
My experience has grown to a blessed opportunity. The young adults in my ward are phenomenal. And that is an understatement. I have made so many new friends that I know I'll have for life. We may not see each other often once we go our separate ways, but when we do-the connection will still be there. I feel like I'm apart of another family....and I love it. All the activities have been MUCHO WONDERFUL. Sundays are my favorite x10. I love going to church, gospel topics, ward prayer, etc because I know without a doubt that I will feel the spirit. My brothers and sisters are sitting next to me and I want to do everything I can to make sure they're happy.
The picture above is of Little Miss Kennedy. She's Bishop Madsen's youngest daughter and can I just tell you? I hope I have a little girl just like her. This shot is displaying her famous "poking" that she does to me constantly. :)
I'm leaving this ward soon...and might I say that though I am excited for my new college ward at SUU, I will sorely miss my dear friends in the Larsen Park Ward. :)