As a family we gather around the TV and listen to the speakers. It is very inspirational. I always come away from General Conference with a renewed dedication to be more like Jesus Christ, keep the commandments and do the things I need to do to live with Heavenly Father again. I want to follow the teachings, because I know there is safety and peace in my life when I do.
This particular conference I felt like Heavenly Father was saying: "Sondra, I love you and I know who you are.
There were many things that come through the speakers that I felt were just an acknowledgement that I am a daughter of God and have a purpose here on earth and they KNOW ME. Some of the things that made me feel as if they were speaking to me is:
Brady just completed a project in Seminary about him. Every time he was mentioned - Brady and I looked at each other. It was heart warming.
Quentin L Cook's talk in the 1st session talked about Pioneer Women who lost their husbands along the trail and pressed forward and LDS women who continue to do great things. He spoke how women are incredible. He also said to Single Parents - The Lord is NOT unmindful of us. Another note I wrote down from his talk is "we are TV rich and Family poor" - we need to be more involved and there for each other, interacting more with our families.
I often think of myself as a Pioneer woman whose lost her husband along the trail - like my Great grandmother Zoay Martha Holman Long. At times I feel her close around me when I struggle. She raised her children and pressed forward and I can do the same. I just made a comment to a friend last week about this particular feeling. It was nice to have that feeling validated in the talk.
This has been on my mind a lot. Brady and I used to have a NO TECHNOLOGY rule on Sunday. It made Sunday different from every other day. It kept our home quiet and restful with church music in the back ground. In the past year, we have gone back to watching TV and playing on the computer. I've been thinking that we should go back to NO technology Sunday again and keep it a more spiritual day. I am committed to starting this again going forward. It's the Lords day and I need to keep it holy.