Tuesday, April 8

Conference ramblings...

This is really just for documentation purposes... you don't have to read my ramblings if you don't want to. I'll find something funny or interesting to post soon. :-)

~It was amazing to see President Monson settle into the role of Prophet. I've never doubted he is our new prophet. I enjoyed seeing him in that role. I listened to the Solemn Assembly while I was driving home from campus. (I had intended to be home in time but you all know how I deal with mornings) Even though it was just audio I could feel the power of all the members of the Church sustaining their new prophet. What a moment!

~I am beyond thrilled that Mack Willberg is the new director of the Mo Tab! He is a genius!!! He's been arranging for the choir for years but I loved seeing him as the director. Their performance of "Called to Serve" was one of the highlights of conference for me.

~I was able to attend Saturday afternoons session. It was wonderful! It was kind of warm in the balcony and that is my sleepy time of day so I struggled a little bit but I don't think I missed much.

~Bonnie and I had a brilliant idea after walking through the crowds of people holding up signs asking for tickets. Next conference I'm going to make a sign that says "Wanted: Husband- must have a pulse and a temple recommend" and then I'm going to stand in front of the conference center before Priesthood session. Do you think it will work? Any of my single friends out there want to join me?

~I really struggled with Conference this time around. I was hoping to be more inspired than I was. I know that was my fault. I should have been more prepared. It's funny that the one thing that actually touched me came during the talk that I had tuned out. When they start talking about families and mothers I tune out. It's a defense mechanism, it's how I cope. So I was only kind of listening to Elder Ballards talk. Then he said this- "I hope all of you dear sisters, married or single, never wonder if you have worth in the sight of the Lord and of the leaders of the church. We love you, we respect you, and appreciate your influence in preserving the family and assisting with the growth and spiritual vitality of the Church." There it was, buried in a talk I wasn't really focusing on, the message I needed.


Bonnie the Boss said...

I thought of you at that moment and was hoping you felt the truth of that. I still think that next conference I will even go with you for moral support. I will go on Diet coke runs. I wouldn't want you to get parched while waiting for your man to come along.

Rae said...

Amy...I had totally spaced onthe motherhood talk myself, but I heard that comment and felt so touched by it. Then of course I felt guilty for not paying more attention. Oh well I'll read it later.

I am totally in for next conference Priesthood session...but only for documentation purposes. We need future generations to understand the difficulties of our times. So I will come with my camera, maybe I can get a number or two myself. ;)

Carrie said...

I love Monson! And don't worry, you weren't the only one who didn't get what they were expecting out of conference...I was seriously ready for the 'bunker down because this is the end' talk. But nope, not a single one. Just another 'married or not' clause...couldn't they just have said 'women' and called it good? No need to "single" out the singles, we're leprous enough.