I will hug this new sister every week and tell her how happy I am that she’s there in her jeans

I’m am so grateful for your work.  I’ve always considered myself one of those “Mormon Feminists” even as far back as when I was a teenager and they told me I needed to wear something pastel to get up and sing with the other Young Women in sacrament meeting and I said “Nope! I’m playing the piano and besides, they aren’t looking at me back here so I will wear my black dress and black shoes and my black hair (I had the whole goth thing going on) and you’ll just have to get over it!”

Well, FFW to just yesterday when we had a new, sweet sister baptized and confirmed into our ward and she came to church in jeans!  (She actually wanted to be baptized before she even took the discussions, that’s how strongly she felt the spirit!!)

Well, I was kind of scandalized!  I almost asked the missionaries, an older couple, if she needed a couple of skirts because I had tons and would be happy to give her a couple!  But I kept my mouth shut because, whatever, she’s at church and she’s working on her testimony and so long as she isn’t there in a bikini then YAY.

So, I will wear pants on Dec 15th, PURPLE PANTS even and I will hug this new sister every week and tell her how happy I am that she’s there in her jeans (with her young son too!!) and I will keep my big fat mouth shut about what she’s wearing because it mattereth not.  What matters most is the contents of our hearts and right now, my heart is overflowing.

– Mindy