Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Daughter of God" week

When our family went to California last summer we ran into a fellow Young Women president who told me about a great idea they implemented last year:

In their congregation of girls they set aside one particular week to help the girls more fully understand that they are God's children. They had a powerful lesson on a Sunday to kick-off the week, and sent each girl home with a large envelope filled with seven smaller envelopes: one for each day of the week. The girls opened one envelope each day and were edified by either a poem, a CD with a beautiful song on it, or a short story to further help them understand that they are daughters of God. The next Sunday (which was Fast Sunday), they invited all the parents and girls and leaders to fast for those girls that their understanding of their divine nature would be more apparent in their lives. They had a special meeting at church with the girls and their parents complete with a slide-show from when the girls were babies, and an opportunity for the girls to tell about any experiences they had during the week. Then all girls, leaders, and all their families met at someone's house after church to have dinner together.

The theory is that if teenagers realize more fully that they are God's children and that He loves them and wants to help them through life, peer pressure and tribulations will become easier to bear. Making good decisions that will impact their lives and those of others around them for good will come more readily.

When this amazing YW president explained the whole concept I was baffled. How in the world could someone pull off something like that? I thought to myself that that sure was an awesome idea...for someone organized and on-top-of-things like she was.

With that, I shoved that big idea into the "ideas for later" section of my mind and tried to stay afloat in the everyday chaos that seems to be surrounding me these days.

But instead of that idea getting buried deeper and getting lost like most ideas tend to do in that section, it kept resurfacing. I thought about it at the grocery store. And at the bank. And on Wednesday nights when I hung out with all these girls.

I knew we needed to do it. And my dear, sweet ladies I work with agreed. And also agreed to help.

A lot.
We went to the temple together and brainstormed ideas.

Some leaders agreed to make one of the seven envelopes...no small feat when you have to make 50 of them (we made one for all the leaders and our Bishop and Stake YW president too). Others agreed to gather pictures for the slide show, to figure out the dinner, to coordinate the activity that week, etc.

One day after a board meeting we stuffed all the envelopes people had brought into the bigger envelopes.
Another leader taught the kick-off lesson and we passed out these little puppies into the hot little hands of each and every girl as they left church, praying that something in these envelopes would stick to their hearts, and help them realize how important and beautiful and loved they are.

The younger ones were pleased as punch. The older ones I'm sure were a little more skeptical. It's a lot to ask when you're already piled high with homework and extracurricular activities galore, especially because we wanted them to record their thoughts in their journal each day.

The Sunday that we gathered all the girls and their families to conclude our special week happened to be the day after my Mom and I presented at Time Out for Women, and three days before Evening in Excellence. Yeah, don't ask who the planner of all this was :) I honestly don't know what I would have done without my mom staying up all night with me making soup and brownies while I tried to finish the slide show on Saturday night.

But man alive that all sure payed off during that last meeting on Sunday when those girls shared their thoughts about how that week had affected them. There was such a strong beautiful feeling in that room and I think everyone felt such strong love pouring down from Heaven. Even the older, most busy girls expressed how they had been worried about the time commitment but how those little envelopes had helped change their vantage point that week.

After church we gathered with the almost 200 family members of the girls and us leaders at the home of our Bishop and enjoyed all the food everyone brought. How I hope these girls will always remember their individual worth in the eyes of their Father...the one up in Heaven who loves them so.

post edit note: I've had a bunch of requests for more info. on exactly what was inside the envelopes. Please leave your email address and I can send you any info. you need...or better yet, I'll have the amazing girl who came up with this idea in the first place send you hers! :)

second post edit note: Elle has worked her little heart out to get emails sent to all the people on this list and is finally finished! (hooray!) If you are reading this post after January 12, 2012 and would still like to have the information, please see below...


THIRD post-edit note (7-9-14):
I have figured out how to attach all the info. from the email I have been sending directly to people who have requested it into a blog post.  Click HERE to download all the links and information about this week if you would like to replicate it in your own neck of the woods.  May these materials be a help to you and the girls you are working with!

390 comments:

  1. I love this idea...I had similar thoughts as I sat in on the Sunday lesson with the 12-13 yr olds last Sunday. This is exactly what our girls need to think about and know! I think I'll bring this idea up at our next meeting. :)

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  2. If only I could see the letters and lessons you used! I have been searching for just such affirmations. It is a good reminder for all of God's daughters, not just YW. Any specific documents you used?

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  3. Wow, wow, wow...that is completely amazing! I can't even begin to imagine the amount of effort that went into planning it, but no doubt it was all worth it and I'm sure that week will have made a lasting impression on those girls. I sure wish I had been able to experience a week like that :) I guess it was a good thing you didn't plan it for all 780 YW in the stake!

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  4. I have been reading your blog for some time, and I have enjoyed doing so. I love this idea. My husband has been called recently to be the YM president in our ward, and he has been overwhelmed and humbled with this calling. This idea would work well with the YM as well. Thank you for all your inspiring words.

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  5. What a wonderful experience. Holy cow, 50 YW in your ward...that's amazing.

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  6. What an awesome idea! Would you mind sharing what you put in the envelopes for each day? I am in the stake YW and would love to do this!

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  7. Fabulous idea! I don't suppose you would share what you guys chose to put in the 7 envelopes would you?

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  8. I would love to see what is in those letters. I am giving the YW this Sunday on this topic.

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  9. I have to speak at YW in Excellence for my stake this Sunday and a portion of my talk is focusing on the divine nature of these girls. Do you by chance know what kinds of stories/scritpures,ideas were in those envelopes? I am struggling with what to share and would love to hear of a story or quote, or something that stuck out to you as special for these girls. My email is kellyahlander@yahoo.com

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  10. What an awesome idea, I was thinking you could work something like this and lead it up to New Beginnings. Thank you so much for sharing, I will have to share this at our next meeting.

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  11. Amazing!! This brought tears to my eyes. I LOVE this idea. You are so incredible. Keep up the great work you are doing. Those YW are so very lucky. Thanks for sharing. I will be storing this idea until I get back into YW's one day.

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  12. This is such a great idea! I need to forward a link to this post to our YW president. Can you please share what you put in the envelopes?

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  13. I've enjoyed following your blog for a while now but have never left a comment. Today I had to think of you when I saw this TED conversation on What are the Top 5 things you can teach/share with a 6 year old?: http://www.ted.com/conversations/6995/what_are_the_top_5_things_you.html Check it out if you are interested! :)

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  14. I am a reader of your blog from a good friend of mine who lives in AZ. I've read a lot of your moms books and I have been reading your blog for a long time now. I love it. Although I sometimes feel like I can't relate because I have a 3.5 year old and an 18 mos old, I do try to remember things you write about your kids for my future.
    I had a question...maybe you can do a Friday Q&A with it: What kind of scripture reading would you do with a 3.5 year old? I have the BOM reader for kids and it's just so random. The story of Ammon chopping off the arms is a little much for such a young mind. I do want my kids to have a love for scriptures but I'm not sure where to start. Do you have any suggestions with what to do with such young children?
    You have an amazing blog, family and stories. I really am grateful I've found this blog.

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  15. I have a quote that I put where I can see it everyday. I got it from the New Era (church magazine) but didn't write who wrote it--but it is my favorite about this topic you wrote about...

    "You become what you think about. If you spend your entire day thinking about the things the world thinks about, you will become like the world. It's impossible to become anything that you don't think about. If you want to become a righteous son or daughter of God who understands the Savior and His mission, you must study and think about those thins."

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  16. I would love a sneak peek inside the envelopes please! meglowery@cox.net. Thank you in advance!

    p.s. Your blog is a daily read for me and has given a lot of insight and ideas as I raise my own family!

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  17. i would love that email!
    heididressel@hotmail.com

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  18. I would love to get more info.
    Thank you for sharing such great ideas!
    Cmalex06@gmail.com

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  19. Such an amazing idea! ctstabler@gmail.com

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  20. I would love to see what is in the envelopes! I'm Yw president of 35 girls in our ward and would love to do this! Please email me at laurelmacd@gmail.com

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  21. I would love to try this with my group. It's small, only six girls, but I think it could work. Please send me whatever info you have. My email is littled4@aol.com. Thanks!

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  22. This is such an amazing idea. Thank you so much for sharing! You have an adorable family and I appreciate your letting us have a glimpse into your life.
    kellybryce4@hotmail.com

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  23. Hi Shawni! Wonderful idea! Not currently in YW, but would love to pass this on (or keep in my 'idea file'). My email is kaleyq@hotmail.com. Going to TOFW this weekend ... wish I could hear you speak again this year! :) Hope you and your family are doing well!

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  24. That sounds so amazing! It's always a surprise when the YW take things to heart and actually DO them. I would love any information that you would be willing to provide. Thanks!

    alvord.laura@gmail.com

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  25. What an amazing activity for those sweet girls. Would you please send me more information? Many, many thanks!

    katikofford@gmail.com

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  26. Thank you for posting this Shawni - an amazing idea! If possible, can you please send me what you included in the envelopes? It would be such a blessing to the youth in our ward. Email:

    iocwardnews@gmail.com

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  27. Shawni,
    I'd love the info...

    jen.hribar at gmail.com

    I love your blog, by the way. And you.

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  28. Thank you for sharing this inspired idea. Would love to know more about the lessons and letters. Thank you!
    brittjenkins@mac.com

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  29. I would also love any info you could share with me. What a fantastic idea. I basically read something from your parents 5 Spiritual Solution book everyday. I re-inforce the fact that they are "God's child" in everything we do...they are valueable!! Love those Eyre's. One of these days I am going to get to Power of Women weekend. Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas.
    breebell@yahoo.com

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  30. I would love details on all that was inside the envelopes. Thanks so much!
    janabrough@yahoo.com

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  31. Oh, wow! I love this idea!
    lizziemom@gmail.com

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  32. I would love more details!

    launanelson@yahoo.com

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  33. what an amazing week they had. thankful to have a daughter who got to be a part of it. so blessed.

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  34. Add me to the list of those who would love additional info about the envelopes. I can't think of anything more important than to teach a child that she is a child of God. My e-mail is stephlikesmusic@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  35. This is amazing. I am in our Stake YW and I would love to see our YW participate in this program. Would I be able to get a copy of what went in the envelopes and any other details that may have been missed. This sister is definitely in tune. Thank you so much for sharing. leslie.lowry@westwind.ab.ca

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  36. What a fantastic idea. Would love to hear more details. Thanks!!

    sarinaht1@msn.com

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  37. Thanks for sharing this event with everyone! I would love ALL the details in the envelopes. :)

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  38. Love this!! Would love the details.
    breckonjse@yahoo.com

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  39. I would love more info! Thanks! This sounds awesome! rwhipple@alpinedistrict.org

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  40. Shawni, for your Friday Q&As:

    As a mother, do you think it's more important to set rules and a culture in the home in which the parents can best function? Or set rules and culture which best fit the child?

    I'm leaning to the first option. But I know every kid is different and maybe needs more customized parenting.

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  41. Would love any/all info anyone is willing to send:
    heycoop2@msn.com

    Thank you!!

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  42. YES, please email me more information. Loved it!
    ladyjayne2race@yahoo.com

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  43. I would love the email with more info!
    karen.divine@yahoo.com

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  44. I love this idea and would love more info so we could think about this with our ward's YW. Thank you so much for sharing!!
    lisa_schaack at yahoo.com

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  45. Would love the info as well. Thanks in advance!
    Pnstoddard@hotmail.com

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  46. Please Please send me the ideas from inside those envelopes. Our YW is tiny (we have anywhere from 3-7 girls depending on luck and parental willingness). Our girls need something truly spectacular to help them know how very loved that are. My email is mantylou@msn dot com. Thanks

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  47. rrr622 at hotmail dot com

    i would love more info as well.
    thanks!

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  48. Love your inspiring blog Shawni, and would love to do these envelopes for my 3 daughters! Thank you!
    marengoreeds@gmail.com

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  49. Thank you for you blog! You will never know how much you have inspired me! I would love to know what you had in the envelopes! Thank you so much. Meagan m.gueller@comcast.net

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  50. Wow! Sounds like such an amazing experience for your YW. I am serving in YW right now and I would love more information.

    Thanks!
    wyler27@gmail.com

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  51. A wonderful idea - as are so many others on your blog and in your book :) I would love more information - dayna_m@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  52. I'd love to know what kinds of things were in those envelopes. What an amazing idea, thank you so much for sharing it. I would love to implement it (or an awesome variation of it) here! Young Women really need these types of uplifting events. My email is christina.russell1@gmail.com.

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  53. Okay, so I also need a little "Friday Q&A" help. :) I have three little ones (barely 4, 2 1/2, and 6 months). My 4 year old has always been the most obedient, helpful, loving little guy. Lately, though, he is TOTALLY pushing the limits... not responding when I am talking to him, harassing his little sister, yelling at me when I ask him to do something, etc. I'm completely taken by surprise because it came on so suddenly. We've never had to have any major discipline system in place because he's always been so good and easy. Anyway, do you have any suggestions for me?

    Thank you! I love your blog. You are so inspiring!

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  54. I would love to have the info- I think it could apply to the RS as well-

    sllarsen@stratanet.com

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  55. This sounds awesome! I would love to know what was in all the envelopes! It's always great to find activities that will help the YW! Thanks.

    thalman102@hotmail.com

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  56. wHAT FANTASTIC IDEAS!!I love it! I would love more information--it would be so much easier for me to do here in Tennessee--with only 10 girls:)
    melandboys@gmail.com

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  57. what a wonderful idea and a way to strengthen your girls!

    rpatt99@gmail.com

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  58. Hi Shawni-
    send it my way please! Thanks!

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  59. I would love a copy of what was in your envelopes - please. I really loved that you went to the temple as leaders and brainstormed together - what a powerful experience for your girls!

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  60. I would love to have that information as well . . . what a special thing to do!

    grantfamily7@att.net

    Thanks! :)

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  61. Oh, my email is janet.lewis6@gmail.com

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  62. This is such a beautiful idea!! I am in the Young Women in my ward and would love to try to pull this off! Please send me any information you can. I would really appreciate it! My email is denise.oyler@selecthealth.org.

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  63. Also, could you share what you did for your weekday activity during the week. Did it go along with the theme? Thanks so much!

    janet.lewis6@gmail.com

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  64. I love this idea!!! I was just put in the YW's and am like a sponge with ur ideas. They r awesome. Your blog is so inspiring. Thank u!!! I would love for u to send me this idea and any others that u would share! My email is pbsmiths4@gmail.com.

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  65. Please! We already started planning this after I saw your parent's blog post about this amazing event! Thank you!
    fletchers@gmail.com

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  66. Exactly what we need!
    sariahellison@gmail.com

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  67. Please share the information with me! hollymasson@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  68. Please include me in the email of this info. Thanks!
    dribanna435@aol.com

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  69. I would love the information about the envelopes. Thanks! richandmiriam@hotmail.com

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  70. such a wonderful idea! I would love more info as well...
    mindyhardy@gmail.com

    thank you!

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  71. Thanks so much! I love the idea and would love the ideas for the envelopes:) kimmyhansen@gmail.com

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  72. Beautiful. I would love more information. Thank you so much! mattbecca@gmail.com

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  73. This sounds amazing! Just what my girls need! Thanks for sharing...
    peachyquinton@hotmail.com

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  74. I'd love more info on the envelopes!

    scrapmom3@gmail.com

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  75. What a great idea! I would love more info! tamaralerios@gmail.com

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  76. I would love to have the envelopes' info, too! Another great idea! LRMurri@msn.com Thanks!

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  77. I definitely want more info on this! I think the concept behind it is completely true because I see it in my life every day whether I am remembering or forgetting who I am! rabowlerfam@gmail.com

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  78. I've been reading your blog for a while now, and it has had such a positive impact on me. I love it! I'm not a mom, (I'm 21 yrs old, and just about to graduate college.), but want more than anything in this world to be a mother someday. I hope to be a combination of the type of mom you- and my own mom- are to my future kids. In fact, you remind me a lot of my mom in your passion, love, and dedication to motherhood.

    So while I'm not in YW, I would also love to receive the info. just for myself. jajackman724@gmail.com Thanks so much!! Also, thanks for being another amazing example of righteous motherhood.

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  79. I would love to know what you placed in the envelopes! tonedguns at hotmail dot com. thanks!

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  80. More info please

    lisa.linton@schoolimprovement.com

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  81. More info would be awesome!

    winterwhit@yahoo.com

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  82. Love this!

    Would love more info:
    dne29@hotmail.com

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  83. I would LOVE the information for the envelopes!! I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    sassy.sites@hotmail.com
    Marni :)

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  84. I would love to know what was inside the envelopes! What a fun idea!!! Thanks! My email is: fox03006@byui.edu :D

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  85. shaylaframe@gmail.com Would love more info about the messages inside the envelopes! Thank you for sharing this fabulous idea!

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  86. I would also love any more information on this activity.

    Thanks!
    Erin
    etamigo(at)cox.net

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  87. Thank you for sharing.

    amyfrandsen@gmail.com

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  88. I, as well, would love to know what was inside.
    jenlarsenfamily @ yahoo.com

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  89. I would love more info! Thank You!
    jlgburt@hotmail.com

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  90. I too would love to know what was inside those envelopes. Thank you so much for sharing :)
    aj.toogood@talktalk.net

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  91. would love to know too! thanks so much
    peta.martin74@gmail.com

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  92. I would love the information too!
    ashley.deidre.lloyd@gmail.com

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  93. Love this idea! I would LOVE to have the individual ideas. christoffersen_d@hotmail.com

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  94. Hi there
    Can you please send me the details of the Daughters of God week and envelopes? I LOVE that idea and plan to use it with my YW here in Australia.
    Thanks so much
    Laini Oldfield
    lainioldfield@gmail.com

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  95. I would love more info!!! What a great idea!

    cnjpurcell@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  97. I think our girls could really benefit from this too. happyvalleylife@gmail.com

    Thanks for sharing!

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  98. I would love info on this. Sounds wonderful! I'm alternately overwhelmed and so happy to be a YW president... our wonderful girls are faced with so much these days. Would love to do something like this with them! My email is: brookebmeyer@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  99. The support your church gives these young women trying to find their way today is astounding to me. It's exactly what needs to happen everywhere.

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  100. I would love the YW info too! rkrk04@gmail.com thank you

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  101. This is the very concept I have been hoping and trying to get my girls to internalize!
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
    kathrynngeddes@yahoo.com

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  102. What a wonderful idea and I would love to do this with our Young Women. I would appreciate a copy of the stories and talk if you don't mind. You can email it to me at eamurray718@yahoo.com

    Thank you for doing this I appreciate the time you spent doing this.

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  103. I would love to know what's in the envelopes! leahcoxrs@gmail.com

    Thank you so much!!!

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  104. I would love to know what was in th envelopes! Thanks.
    Emily_schaumann (at) hotmail.com

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  105. Love your blog. Love this inspiring idea for YW. Would love to have more info. to share with our YW. My email is Lauriecanderson@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

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  106. I would love to have more information.
    Thanks for sharing. Shad21jam@gmail.com

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  107. I'm interested! ivegot6@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  108. amym@proctornet.com.

    I LOVE this idea and I'd love an email about what was inside :) Thanks. Sorry to create more work for you! You're amazing.

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  109. I would love to know what was inside also! Thanks!

    susankn@ida.net

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  110. I love this idea and would love to be included in the detailed email.

    Dwalker{AT}pga{DOT}com

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  111. I sure would like to know what was in those envelops. Inspiring as always. Thanks Shawni.
    sterling.karin@gmail.com

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  112. I would absolutely adore to see what the letters are ;).

    Can you send them at segmck@yahoo.fr

    Thank you !

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  113. I would love the info on this as well! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea. dizgirl3@gmail.com

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  114. I am tears reading this... it is exactly what I have been looking for to combat the messages that my daughters here each day at school. There is much good they learn, but unfortunately, some teachers and leaders are confused. Thank you so much in advance! Please send information to:
    icecoldmn@gmail.com

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  115. I would love to have a copy of what is in those envelopes! Thanks for continuing to be such an amazing example to so many. My email is camerlee@infowest.com

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  116. Love it!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing yours and other peoples clever ideas :D rjflory@hotmail.com

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  117. Please, please, please send me more details. I would LOVE to do something like this with my yw. erinmatson611@gmail.com

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  118. beautiful. I would love the info. for the future. Than you.
    tawnie77@yahoo.com

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  119. I would love information. My email is gmtop@sfcn.org.
    Thanks.

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  120. I love coming to your blog for a little joy and inspiration. I would also love the info on this great yw idea, thanks for sharing! ragar6@msn.com

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  121. I would also love to know what was in the envelopes. I'm always on the search for great YW ideas. Thanks so much.
    karicall27@gmail.com

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  122. Love, Love, Love this idea! There is something to be said in empowering and giving a girl a reminder of her Divine Worth! Thanks for sharing this idea. Please send me more info I would love to spread this with the Young Women in my ward in Springville, Ut!

    curtisnlacey@msn.com

    Thanks,
    Lacey Daily

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  123. Thanks for sharing this idea and your insight on so many other things. I'd love to have this in my YW stash if ideas. Rachelalbertsen(at)gmail.com
    Thanks

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  124. Wow! This sounds just like what my young women need. I would love more info! You have a beautiful family-thanks for sharing all your great ideas.
    jennyrencher at gmail dot com

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  125. Send the envelope ideas my way! accaliah@yahoo.com

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  126. I would love more info on your YW project. Sounds wonderful. thank you. erinandbrian@msn.com

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  127. Pease get me the info! I could use this idea for our group of YW. We only have 10 so I think it won't be as crazy for us. Thanks so much!
    marneclark@hotmail.com

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  128. Oh please can you email me, too? louchielou@hotmail.com

    Thank you so much! This idea, by the way, is INSPIRING!

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  129. I have read your blog for years, and always come here for parenting inspiration. I would always subconsciously "skim" over the young women stuff. Well....I just got called as Young Women's President in my ward, and i can't even tell you how much I have started soaking in all this stuff too! Thank you for all you post and share, in every aspect of your life!

    ruth_manwaring@yahoo.com

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  130. I've love to have more information!
    irisice4 at yahoo dot com

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  131. PLease send me more info!!! I love this idea! We are planning our New Beginnings and our theme is "Beautiful to Him" This would be perfect for that!
    Denise Seamons
    Niseepoo2000@yahoo.com

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  132. I would love more info:
    elainapoulsen@yahoo.com

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  133. I would LOVE to know more!! :) My email is laners25@gmail.com.

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  134. I would LOVE to have more info. We'd love to do this in our YW. Thanks!
    chelseemaree@gmail.com

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  135. fabulous idea ... just got put into our ward young womens and need all the ideas i can get!

    derincahoon@hotmail.com

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  136. I would love to know more info. Thanks. meganfloclark@yahoo.com

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  137. Oh, this is such a good idea, I would love to do this for the start of the year. Luckily, I only have 9 girls... but it still seems daunting... could you please send me what was included in the packets? loyenling (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  138. Okay I would love that idea. How wonderful. prp077@my.utsa.edu

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  139. This is the sweetest idea ever ... exactly what I've been looking for! I'd love to have it e-mailed to me!
    princess.kaitlin95@yahoo.com

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  140. Brilliant! Please send...

    kaceys25@hotmail.com

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  141. I would LOVE to know what was inside the envelopes, and any more info :) my email address is steph071200@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  142. I never know what to comment. I'm not blessed with a skill for writing. But you must know what an impact you've had on me and my family. I often come to your blog looking for something and I always find it. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. If it's not too late I would love to be included on the email. tracyhaws at gmail dot com...thank you in advance!!

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  143. I love your blog and follow it regularly. It has given me so may ideas for my family! I would love a peek inside those envelopes! akhbw@yahoo.com
    Thank you for all of your inspiration. :)

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  144. I would love more information! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea!!

    bethneece@comcast.net

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  145. Count me in!
    iveymitchell@yahoo.com

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  146. Sounds like an amazing experience for those YW! I'd really appreciate a copy of the envelope information. Thanks for sharing!! Cbruggeman23@yahoo.com

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  147. Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas with us! I would love more information...
    natandphil@yahoo.com

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  148. I would love to receive information about the enveloppes, thanks, Judie.damico@hotmail.com

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  149. I would love the info too! Your blog is amazing!!
    thewwrental@yahoo.com

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  150. I would love the information for this activity! Sounds amazing....Rachelle Jones
    Chilimex5@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  151. Beautiful! I'd love the email too. Thank you Shawni!
    lenna_p at yahoo.com

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  152. I would love the info too! I am not in YW but maybe we could implement this somehow in cubs! Love it!

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  153. I would love to do this for our young women. I would love the extra info. My email is stephcefalo(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank you so much!

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  154. How fun! Would love more info on the details. I enjoy your blog and it is a bonus when I get to see my friend and your cousin Kara in your posts! Thank you! rebfam@hotmail.com

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  155. Send me the info too please. Currently first counselor in YW. Each time I've served in YW I am shocked yet again at how much time goes into it all. Ideas already planned and well thought out are lifesavers! marciealcorn@yahoo.com

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  156. danellefobert@hotmail.com
    I'm a brand new YW president and need all the help I can get! Thanks.

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  157. i would love to know what was in the envelope. kimmybuckley@gmail.com. You AMAZE me!!!! keep all the wonderful young womens ideas coming.

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  158. Yes please...I would love to do this in our ward!

    jilldickey@gmail.com

    What a wonderful idea!

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  159. I would love the info about the daughter of God week. I am not in YW but would love to use that with my daughter. Thanks so much

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  160. Would love a copy of the letters and lesson! It would be great for our girls.

    awymanwilliams@hotmail.com

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  161. Shawni - Would you please send me the link or information for the stuff inside the letters. christinegreen77@yahoo.com

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  162. I would love to get an e-mail with more information. My address is shalyse.clayton@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  163. Your blog is SO helpful!!! And it is so sweet of you to share with each of us your information. ThAnK YoU for taking the time to do this!!!

    julieneilson@gmail.com

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  164. I would love more info too.

    aprilhintze@gmail.com

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  165. I would love more info on this.

    annskidmore(at)mac(dot)com.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  166. Love the idea!

    brookeholman2@gmail.com

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  167. What a wonderful idea. I'd love more information please.

    sheilab1970@gmail.com

    Thanks so much.

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  168. I would love more info on this activity! Thanks much!
    alison@brashers.com

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  169. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction to get this information. So excited to encorporate this into our new beginnings! josiemanwaring@hotmail.com

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  170. This is wonderful!!!! I would love some more info if its not too late. Thanks

    helslinger@msn.com

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  171. Love it! Would love to have info emailed to me for my young women!
    cjassj@hotmail.com

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  172. What a fabulous idea. Would love to have the content emailed me if you have a second. Thanks!
    Stephanie
    stephssnapshots@gmail.com

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  173. I'd love to know what's in the envelopes
    janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  174. I would love to get this info. Thanks for your beautiful blog and all of the inspiration you share. My email is brookehoopes [at] hotmail [dot] com.

    Thanks!

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  175. I would love more information on this
    kari.howell@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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  176. I would love more info!

    thejohnsonfam@gmail.com

    THANKS!

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  177. Please send me that email.

    sbrench914 at msn dot com

    THANKS!

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  178. Love the idea!!! My email is utvail@msn.com

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  179. I would love to learn more about what went inside the envelope. Thanks!

    bookolio@hotmail.com

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  180. I would LOVE more information on this activity. Our YW really need it. And thank you for your blog. I am not a mother, but I hope to be someday (if nature lets me; I just turned 38). That said, I live my dreams of motherhood through you. Thanks for sharing all you do.

    Amy (amypoulson@gmail.com)

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  181. Oh goodness, Shawni! I am #184 and yes I do want more info. I was just called as YW President in our ward a few months ago. A friend of mine told me about seeing this on your blog. She has a daughter who is moving up from Primary the first part of January, so she is already looking for stuff! Thanks for sharing this great idea. I look forward to hearing more!

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  182. i would love to hear more abibridgwater@gmail.com

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  183. I would love some more information on the letters and what you did. Thank you for sharing.

    email: shad21jam@gmail.com

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  184. I would love any information you have and are willing to share! Thank you! mombrud@yahoo.com

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  185. This is exactly what I'm looking for for my sweet young women! I can't believe that on top of all your amazing mothering, you're young women president, too! I only hope I can tap into some of that enegergy. Thank you!! jujuhallstrom at gmail.com

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  186. You are amazing and if you have time I would love a copy too:) jodeemattice@yahoo.com

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  187. Sounds amazing! I would love the info!

    arlene.haymond@gmail.com

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  188. This sounds wonderful! I would love the information too.

    cathyolds73@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  189. I would love it.
    bmoldroyd (at) yahoo |dot| com
    Thank you!

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  190. Am I too late?! Hope not! :) cindyreaveley@gmail.com Thank you!

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  191. Hi Shawni-Wonderful idea!! And I even still recognize some of your leaders! :) I'm not currently in YW, but would love to pass this on (or keep it in my "someday" file)! Hope you and your family are doing well.
    kaleyq@hotmail.com

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  192. Add me to the list too! It sounds amazing! jenniferruth77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  193. What a fantastic idea!!! Could I place myself at the end of a very long line of "please send the content of the envelope" ? Thanks!

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  194. I would love to have a copy of your "Daughter of God" week plan. Pretty please.

    Laurel@albrechtfamily.com

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