Monday, May 7, 2007

Women's Conference 2007

My Sis in law Wendy and I.

I wanted to post a few of my thoughts about Women's Conference. I attended Fridays session of Women's Conference. I arrived in Salt Lake Weds. afternoon. I spent Weds. evening, and part of Thursday in Salt Lake visiting with my Mother in law, Father in law, and sister in law. It was good to be able to spend time with them.

There where so many wonderful things about Women's Conference. I think the one thing that always touches my heart the most, is looking around and seeing so many sweet sisters of the gospel, in one place at one time. I get so touched to think that we are all there to listen to the sweet words that are shared in the gospel. I loved President, and sister Hollands talk they gave at the closing of conference. The question was asked...What time is this? It is a time to be grateful. We where counseled to never underestimate our devine role. We are the every day instruments that God has always used in his every day use. Life, love, energy, holiness, intelligence, and great strength. We are all of these things. We also where given a beautiful blessing by Brother Holland. What a wonderful Man of God. I feel blessed to have heard the words that where spoken on Friday.

I am home now, and in full swing of the role of "Mom." I have much laundry to do, grocery shopping, cleaning etc. I sit here this morning, and think to myself...How blessed I am. There is nothing more that I would rather be doing today than serving my family.



Blogger Andrea said...

I loved your post. You are really so sweet! I'm so glad that you had a good weekend!

May 7, 2007 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

I am so glad you had a great time. It sounds like you came home feeling richly blessed! Lovely post - have a great day!

May 7, 2007 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger donna said...

Wow what a great post. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time at WC with your sister in law.

How is your father in law doing? Enjoy your day my sweet friend :)

May 7, 2007 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I'm so glad that you had a good time in Utah at Woman's Conference!
My two sister in-laws went and a couple of friends, I have to go next year for sure!

May 7, 2007 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

It's always difficult for me to get into the swing of every day life after the high of a good break...especially one so inspiring. Glad to see you back!

May 7, 2007 at 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you were very uplifted, and enlightened. What a wounderful chance for you to get away from 'norm'.

May 7, 2007 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

What a great quote. "What time is it? Time to be grateful" I love that. I am glad you had a wondeful time.

May 7, 2007 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

What beautiful thoughts! I agree...we have so much to be grateful for. I used to think I was too busy, but then I realized, too busy for what? I am not trying to "get through" raising my kids, cleaning the house, blah, blah, blah! Embrace the BUSY because I am doing exactly what I'm supposed to do, and what I WANT to do! I am bummed to have missed that talk! Bri had a job I was with the kids. My mother-in-law was there, and was very impressed! I'll be looking for it on BYU TV! :)

May 7, 2007 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love what you wrote. I enjoyed all of those talks, especially Elder Holland and Sister Hollands talk. It was incredible. I feel the same way that you do when I look around and see thousands of other sisters in the gospel all together. It's powerful! I'm glad that you had a great time.

May 7, 2007 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

your'e so sweet michelle. I'm so glad that you had such a great time and you learned so much. you are such a great mom.

May 7, 2007 at 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi michelle: welcome home. glad you had a meaningful time at womens conference. i love how you quoted, "it is time to be grateful ... " it's all good. very neat to be able to be in a room with all these sisters in the Gospel. we ARE so lucky and blessed.

this week marked my two year anniversary since i was converted to our church. very grateful. and good news also, (in my 04may post) my mom was able to aquire three of the addresses i needed to send the youth leaders from my childhood that thank you letter (my conversion story). you reaction to it was sweet. i mailed the six leaders the thank you letters. it felt great to be able to thank them :)

~blessings this night, kathleen

May 7, 2007 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Loved your post. I usually head down for women's conference every year but have sat the last 2 out. They always bring me back so energized! Thanks for sharing that today. After being sick, I really needed it.

May 8, 2007 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger christina said...

wow i cant imagine sitting in a room FULL of LDS woman all with the same desire to be righteous woman serving their families and the Lord- how cool is that!! you'd have to take it in for a few awesome!
im FOR SURE going to need to go next year-i say we do a HUGE blog WC next time and we all stay somewhere fun - like rent out an entire hotel or something!hahha

May 8, 2007 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger donna said...

I emailed you!!!!! Talk to you soon :)

May 8, 2007 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

man it sounds so wonderful! I think next year we need to plan a girls trip together and go! heck why wait till next year... we just need to plan another get together!!!!

May 9, 2007 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Looks so fun!!

May 9, 2007 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

I love Elder Holland's talks. I can feel the Spirit so strong and they always seem to speak right to me and what I need to hear.

I'm with Christina, bring on a hotel full of bloggers heading to WC!!

May 10, 2007 at 7:12 PM  

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