This year, Jim's sister Kirsten supplied me with five tickets from
leftovers from her stake near Ogden.
I invited my two good friends, Joanne and Angela.
Joanne went with me last year when I only had two tickets.
This year, delightful Elisa also came.
She makes every activity a great event.
I am blessed to have her as my daughter.
She blesses my life immensely.
One year I would love to go with my three daughters.
I hope we can do that someday.
I was struck by the excellent talks given about the purposes of Relief Society. I was particularly touched by President Uchtdorf's comments about how much God our Heavenly Father loves us and how we are not forgotten. There was a distinct and palpable hush that came over the audience that seemed to spread until the entire Conference Center was filled with a beautiful, sweet feeling. Women all around me had tears in their eyes and I think everyone was moved to tears by the beautiful sense of those wonderful words and the truthful impact we felt as they were conveyed to us. That was really a very special moment.We all commented on that experience after the meeting was over.
Relief Society is such a great blessing in my life and attending these yearly meetings is something I am so grateful for. The video of the meeting is already up on the internet here:
(Pres. Uchtdorf's comments I wrote about
are at about 1:15:00 in to the video).