Sunday, April 1, 2012

General Conference

I love General Conference. However, I am sad to say that I remember the time when I didn't like General Conference, which was when I was a teenager. I think it all changed when I was a Junior in High School and President Ezra Taft Benson gave his talk on Pride. I was so affected by that talk and the spirit confirmed to me that Ezra Taft Benson was a Prophet of God. Since then I have gone to conference or watched on our T.V. or from our computer every year.

I love to hear what topics the prophets and apostles feel we need to hear for the next 6 months. Then I love getting the Ensign and reading and marking all the talks with the things that I need to remember. However, another confession, I am sad to say that I just barely finished last conferences Ensign this passed week!! I will do better this time. I promise.

What was even better this time with General Conference was the fact that my Son, Daniel, decided that since he was 14 years old, that he should watch all the sessions of Conference and take notes!!! He is such a great example for his brothers. Britni has watched Conference for several years now. It is great to have such faithful children.

We also borrowed the movie 17 Miracles from some friends and watched it the other night. It was such a good movie. It was so sad yet it made me think. It made me think that maybe I have little miracles occur each day that I don't realize are miracles. I am truly grateful to those pioneers who sacrificed their lives and families for the gospel. They were strengthened so much. Just as we are strengthened when we need to be.

Truly an uplifting weekend!!