Saturday, May 2, 2009
Women's Conference-April 30th-May 1st
This year I went to the BYU's Woman's Conference with my Deseret Book friend and her friend Natalie. I also went to a few classes with my sister Tiffany. I had such a wonderful experience and I am truly grateful for the opportunity. It was two days full of spiritual enlightenment and I gained a stronger testimony of the gospel. Some of my favorite speakers were Mary Ellen Edmonds who spoke on "Letting go of the world:It is time to sell the summer cottage in Babylon." If you haven't heard Sister Edmonds, you are truly missing out because she is hilarious. Another one of my favorite talks was "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, Therewith to be content." This talk really hit home and I needed to hear it. Sometimes we plan out our lives but it ends up being totally different because Heavenly Father is in charge. We never know what will happen in our lives but we can live with what circumstance we are facing. Julie B. Beck as well as Elder L. Tom Perry spoke on Friday and they had excellent talks as well (Can't wait for the Woman's Conference book to come out). I shot a picture of L. Tom Perry, however, my camera didn't capture the closeness (I was on the first row). It was amazing when he walked in because the room was quiet in an instant. I was pretty amazed since I realized how crazy all of the ladies are at the conference. I'm not kidding! You have to run to your next class, dodge all of the ladies, cut corners (oops) and miss any sort of meal to go to a class. Good thing, I had lots of treats with me. I also was able to get some Kettle corn and yummy almonds (my favorite). I'm so glad I had the chance to take a couple days off work and go to such an amazing conference. I wasn't able to participate in the service or concert night since I spent that time with my sister Cassie. However, the time that I took to listen and think about my life were well spent. I have many goals that I would like to work on the next coming months. I was definitely spiritually fed by many wonderful speakers.