Sunday, April 06, 2008


Is it really already over??? I want a couple more sessions please.

When President Monson was closing up the first session this morning I thought to myself, "is it just me or does he seem like a totally different person?'s like he is speaking with so much power and conviction.." I was getting chills all over as he spoke and the spirit bore witness to me that we are so incredibly blessed to have him as our prophet. I know President Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet on earth today. Elder Holland confirmed my feelings when he said President Monson was speaking with the mantle of a prophet. It was so true. Did you all feel it too?

I love general conference and I wish we could have it every 3 months.

Conference makes me:

want to clean my house
have unsurmountable hope in all things
feel special
see worth in everybody
want to be better (that's a given)
feel so privileged to be a member of the church
want to hug my children
get into gear
set my priorities straight
want to say no to busyness and yes to righteousness
want to read the scriptures
want to go to the temple tomorrow
have more spiritual family home evenings
work on my showing Chay how much he means to me
have more patience with my children

what does conference make of you?

I decided to have a question in my heart before conference started and to search for an answer through what the speakers had to say. I was starting to get frustrated because my girls were out of control half the time. Julia is just crabby and Kenzie was getting bored too often. I heard myself say in my head, "why do I even try to watch conference?" Well Elder Ballard's talk obviously gave me strength...he should have spoke at the beginning- Saturday morning! But you know what? Heavenly Father is mindful of me and I did find some answers...despite the chaos of attempting to watch 8 hours of conference this weekend with a 2 year old and an 8 month old...who is crabby- Julia is just a crab! She's a cute little moody stinker who REALLY wants her way or else. But anyway so I feel uplifted and hopeful-


Stephanie said...

April--I was thinking the EXACT same thing when I was waiting for the last session to start! I kept thinking to myself, how can something that I have been craving for, almost hungering for, almost be over? And then I started to get depressed, but then thought to myself, I have hundreds of other talks given to us as members online. How grateful am I that we live now where it's so readily available instead of in King Benjamin's time where they had to wait to hear the words of their prophet. I can't wait until Thursday when they will all be online to read!! And PS-- I love reading your blog!! ;o) You rock!

~Stephanie E

Marne said...

Perfect post. You said exactly what I felt. It was a fabulous conference.

The Pyper Fam said...

I felt the exact same way when President Monson was speaking, I didn't want it to end, and then when Elder Holland spoke, it was like he just said exactly what I was feeling. I also felt the spirit really strong when Elder Christofferson spoke! I was so greatful for the confirmation of these amazing men and their new callings! You said exactly what I was thinking!

The Checks Mix said...

I love you April! Especially because we think and feel the same! I just finishing writing my experience of conference and witnessing the power of Pres. Monson's mantle being placed on him and so I check out your blog to find you experienced something similar! I forgot to mention how much I loved Elder Ballard's talk! I SO needed that too! I also wanted to tell you I have an award waiting for you on my blog! Check it out!