Every time conference approaches, I feel the same stirrings--a yearning to feel the peace and calm that comes from listening to the words of our prophet and apostles. This was a special conference as we were able to sustain our new prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. I talked with the kids about this, and the opportunity we'd have to sustain him. It was really touching so see them jump off the couch and raise their hands to sustain him during the Saturday morning solemn assembly. I love watching their budding little testimonies.
As I grow in the gospel, I'm learning so much about the way the Spirit communicates personally to me. I know he's done it my whole life, but I'm finally getting better at recognizing the whisperings of the holy spirit. I learned so much from these conference sessions. I always feel uplifted and inspired, but I really felt a lot of teaching promptings this year. Little moments when I felt choked up, and took notice of something a speaker had to say, that I needed to learn from. I'm so grateful for the Holy Ghost.
When Sister Susan W. Tanner gave her talk this morning, Brian turned to me and said, "This sounds just like your talk you gave last week at Enrichment." I had been thinking the very same thing. She's such a neat lady.
I really felt encouraged as a mother by Elder Ballard's talk. I love that our church respects and honors women in the way that they do. I also love that he told the kids to pick up their toys. I tivo'd conference, and we will DEFINITELY be watching that talk again for a family home evening.
I love President Monson. I loved his closing remarks when he said, "I love you, and I pray for you. Please pray for me." What a humble man. I loved listening to the apostles bear witness of him.
Brian's been laughing all weekend about the priesthood session when President Monson wiggled his ears.
I loved conference this year, and am planning on writing down some personal goals in my journal tonight before going to bed when I have some quiet moments to reflect.