Jenny has been sneaking into church lately, which is hard to do because that building is so crowded! But she's good at it. One day I was lucky to spot her wearing a sassy red hat. So fun. But yesterday, I spotted her with hair! She shared with us that it was her wig debut. She said it felt so fake. But to us it looked very real and great. She looked amazing. I really had expected to see Jenny look more weary and it was wonderful to see that she looked so healthy!
And then she came to Relief Society. We were all so excited to have her there, because she is the president of this local church women's group, and we've missed her so! And we were even more excited that she was able to teach our lesson! She chose a beautiful theme from Psalms 46:10, "Be still, and know that I am God." Many in the group shared thoughts about turning off the noise in our lives to be able to have quiet times to reflect on our relationship with God. It was wonderful to hear some of Jenny's personal experiences with Leukemia and to see how it has given her time to be still and reflect on who God is and how he can help her in her life and with her struggles. She mentioned that she has especially learned how to ask God for specific blessings that can help her get through a treatment or a day.
One of the things I took from her lesson is that I tend to complain about my little struggles and I quite often let them get me down. Seeing Jenny talk so positively about her big struggles made me realize that I need to be more positive and use even my little struggles as ways to grow. This is why Jenny is our spiritual leader, to teach us these great things. We all look up to you! Jenny, thank you for teaching us this lesson and especially for teaching us with your life example!