I have asked my cousin Emma to write a 'Guest Post' for me on an experience she has had with Personal Progress. I love her story! Please let Emma know in the comments what you think about it! ~Annalee
In the first year I was in Young Women, I did Good Works #1. In that experience, you read some scriptures, and then for two weeks record examples of service you see in your family. These two week experiences were a bit of a struggle for me because it'd be hard to remember to do them.
However, I pushed through, and each day, I'd write a sentence or two of service examples I saw. By the end, I had realized that my mother was the most serviceable person in our house. Once I started recording all the things that my family did from day to day, it was obvious that she was the first to offer a helping hand. Some of the things she did we just took for granted, like making dinner and shopping. She'd always help if one of us needed something.
After doing that for two weeks, it really strengthened my testimony of Motherhood, and made me appreciate my Mother and all that she does for me and my family so much. I'm glad that Annalee asked me to write this, because that made me remember this experience and the things I learned from it.