Sh@y's Proverbs

-To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the GREATEST accomplishment... Ralph Waldo Emmerson

-If at first you don't succeed, try not to act surprised...

-Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out!

-You can't fix stupid! Period.

-Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together!

-Attitude is a small thing, but makes a BIG difference!

-Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back.

-Don't play games with a girl who can play BETTER:)

-The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think

-The BEST thing about chasing your dreams is... You can have as many as you want, and they can change anytime. Life is ALWAYS going to be full of surprises! In order to WIN the race, you've got to actually be IN the race!

-Our inside jokes, too many to name. When we're apart, it's never the same. When we're together it's nothing but fun. Replacing my girls, just can't be done.

-If she is amazing, she wont be easy. If she is easy, she wont be amazing. If she is worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you are not worth it!! Period.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Deer in the Headlights!!!!

Man I just love life!! I love the simpleness of it, I love the craziness of it, and I love the curve balls it throws at you!! So the other day, last Saturday to be exact I was out doing stuff with my friends and I had left my phone at home. When I got home I had a text from this number I didn't know it said...
"Hey Shay would you be able to meet with Bishop Jensen tomorrow at 10:30?" I thought to myself... Um okay why do I need to meet with the Bishop, I already have a calling, they called me to be the Relief Society 4th Sunday teacher just the week before. My response to the text at like 1:12am in the morning...
"Sorry for the late response I left my phone at home, but yes I can meet with the bishop at 10:30."
To my surprise they responded at this late hour with "Sounds good".
I then proceeded to walk into the living room and tell my roommate Kristin that I had to meet with the Bishop in the morning so I would have to drive separately to church! She's was all "Don't you already have a calling?"
Yes, Yes I do you're just as clueless as I am as to the reasoning behind this mystery meeting.

Sunday morning come and I get to the church and I am sitting there waiting for the Bishop. They door opens and a mass of men come out of the office. Probably a meeting with the elders quorum presidency because I knew the men coming out were in it! The elder quorum president came up and shook my hand saying,
"Hey Shay how are you doing?" HUH?!?! How did he know my name! Quick back track... the week before when I had just gotten to church one of the guys from the elders quorum presidency opened the door for me and my roommate Britt and I as I said thank you to him, he said...
"you're welcome Shay" How do all these guys know my name?!? Of all the many people in our ward how do they already know my name!! Kinda weird! But anyway moving on with the story! So I then walked into the Bishop's office and Bishop Jensen was all smiles and so happy to see me while I still remained in the dark as to why I was there! He said...
"You're probably wondering why you're here" and I responded...
"I figured cause you just wanted to see my smiling face and you enjoy my awesome personality"... that got him going he thought it was so funny!!
"I do love your personality", he said. Well little did I know that they had another calling for me!! And by "another" calling I mean a NEW one!
"The reason I brought you here on such short notice is because we want you to be the new Relief Society President." he said nonchalantly. I honestly probably looked like a deer in the headlights! I was all...
"well I wasn't expecting that!" ha ha! Bishop then went on to tell me that he had this feeling it was me and talked to his counselors and the former R.S President and they all think the world of me and that further confirmed it for him and that's how I ended up there that morning!!
"Do you accept the calling, Shay?".... still thrown back I said...
"Of course, I'll do it, and I'll try my best!" He was so excited and said
"You are who God wants right now and with your outgoing personality I KNOW without a doubt in my mind that you'll do great!!"

I walked out of Bishop's office still in shock about what just happened... if it just happened... and then as I went to sacrament it hit me! I am now over ALL the girls in my ward! I am going be the on they look up to! I am the one responsible for them! I was all of the sudden so overwhelmed with feelings of excitement, nervousness, stress, and oddly LOVE, a new found love for every single girl in my ward. I don't know all of them, in fact I don't know most of them, but I have this love for them. I want to reach out to them, make them feel welcome, befriend them, and I want to give them ALL callings so they feel needed and important! Because to me they are all important! I feel so overwhelmed, but I know that Heavenly Father has given me this love for them! I am His tool in reaching out to these girls! I hope I do what's best for them, I hope I do what He wants me to do! I know I can't do it alone... I am definitely in some uncharted waters here folks... BUT I know I have help, I have the Bishop and his counselors, I have Sister Bergensen (who is AMAZING, I freakin love her), I have my mom (who has gotten me through many, many countless trials in my life), I'll have a Presidency (who will help me in all aspects), and I have a loving Father in Heaven who needs me and I need Him!
I know if I have a good attitude towards this that miracles will happen! I KNOW that to be a fact! I may feel like a deer in the headlights, and feel totally inadequate for this calling, but that's what's gonna make this fun! It's like I told my friend the other night... "Life is 10% what HAPPENS to you, and 90% how you DEAL with it. You can either be happy or sad, but either way life is gonna happen." So make the best of what you have, laugh at the stupid things, and know that life is good, it always has been good, sometimes you just lose sight of it.


  1. Congratulations!! You will do great! It is a big calling, but the Lord will bless you as you do what he wants you to do! It is amazing the love you feel for the sisters you serve. It's like immediate and you know it comes from the love He has for all His children.

    Good luck and I don't think they could have chosen a better person to fill that calling!

  2. Oh thats so awesome! You will be so great, you have the best personality for it! All the girls will love you and I know you will have the best time in that calling!