Amy - Me - Marmalade - Kotten KandyI love the General Women's Meeting for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn, grow and "start" the conference "holiday!" Every year, we like to take advantage of these conference sessions and get together with our friends and family. It makes the occasion even BETTER! Ever since my daughters were old enough to attend (and when Amy's sweet daughter also joined up) we have tried to make the evening one of celebration, love, fun and spiritual feasting! This year we changed it up a bit. We went to Red Robin and discussed what we needed to hear from our church leaders while eating bottomless french fries in campfire sauce. After dinner, we headed to Walmart for Ben and Jerry's Tonight Dough ice-cream to eat while watching/listening to the talks. And then... we listened, took notes, and shared our favorite moments. One of the best things, besides sitting beside my daughter, Amy and Marmalade was knowing that my other daughter, my sister and my mother were also partaking of the spiritual feast at the same time! I'm sooooo grateful for the opportunity that we have twice a year to hear from prophets of the Lord!
At Red Robin, we always think this giant painting looks like President Eyring.
Being conference, the girls decided to pose with him.....The overall message I heard was to remember my self worth. We are all daughters of our Heavenly Father. We have divine worth. And sometimes, it is easy to forget that. At least for me. I needed the reminder! I'm grateful for the reminder. And I hope I can continually remember that I am a beloved daughter of God.
I can not wait for the rest of general conference next weekend! So many traditions! So many lessons and learning and opportunities for growth! So much joy! So much happiness!
I've been reading a lot. I haven't been very faithful about posting about the books I've read. So here's a list and a short thought about each: