Conference Weekend

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Mom, can I tell you my favorite part about conference?"

Of course I was all ears, he had been so wiggly and talkative throughout each session of General Conference I didn't think he had heard much at all. I think the only time he sat still was when he fell asleep on Rob Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning when President Monson was telling his story about almost starting the mountain on fire. There is something about the way President Monson tells stories that keeps everyone captive.

"I really liked when the guy talked about not worrying about the future, like when I got really upset because I was worried you and Sammy and Dad would laugh at me if I lost at picking the basketball teams. But instead I should be happy and not worry about things like that."

I hugged him really tight and told him that was perfect. When he worries about things it only makes him unhappy, and Heavenly Father wants us to be happy, so instead we should be positive and look for the good in our lives.

He decided to make it his goal for the next 6 months, to stop worrying and instead be happy and positive.

I am still getting teary writing this, oh how I love that sweet boy of mine.

I always get so much out of each conference, and this time was no different, but when I decided to encourage my kids to watch all four sessions I did so hoping that they would also get something out of it.

It wasn't easy, but we did it, and I am so glad I didn't give up and send them outside or retreat to my bedroom to watch it alone in silence.

I only hope that I can instill in them the same love and excitement I have for General Conference weekend. We are truly blessed to be able to listen to living prophets and get counsel on specific challenges we face in our lives today.

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