Sharon Eubank, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, gave the keynote address at BYU Women’s Conference in May 2017. In it, she quoted Sister Addie Fuhriman, who was on the Relief Society general board, who said in 1980: “The Lord saw our similarities as well as our differences, and he valued both. And from that wisdom, he provided within the Church the Relief Society where gospel principles that can touch the heart and life of each woman—you, me, young, old, married, single … could be taught.
Sister Eubank went on, “To Addie’s list I would add people with disabilities, recovering addicts, new in the Church, old pioneer stock, American, Syrian, Chilean, Samoan, working, home with kids, wishing to have a job, poor, rich, in debt, happy, depressed, bipolar, autistic, serving others, being served, liberal, conservative, don’t care, immigrant, gay, converted, and unconverted. The question is: Can we open up the circle of sisterhood to many more kinds of backgrounds and see those backgrounds as valuable instead of as handicaps?”
The whole talk is amazing. You can read it here. I was specifically struck by the first part of Addie Fuhriman’s quote and knew I had to make a printable for it. I hope you enjoy it and find a way to put it to use! Feel free to snap a photo of how you’re using it (stuck in a frame, as a gift tag, as a greeting card, etc.) and use #BitsyCreations on Instagram so I can see it!
8×10 inch rectangle
5×5 inch square
Just click on the one you want to view it full size, then save to your own computer. Both can be sized down without losing quality if you want to make something smaller.
As always, please note that my free printables are for personal use only. Please do not alter them in any way, claim them as your own, or use in any commercial way. If you have questions, please let me know.