The General Women’s Session of Conference and My Mom

Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice! The General Women’s Session last week was wonderful. My mom and I always get together to watch it and then go out to dinner afterwards. I can’t get enough mom and me time, and what better way to spend it than while feeling the spirit watching the General Women’s Session and and eating good food!

What I got out of Women’s Conference:

Several times during conference I heard mention of the importance of a “bedrock understanding of the doctrine of Christ.” Which originated in Elder Russell M. Nelson’s Talk A Plea to My Sisters. At first, all I could think of was, “Bedrock? Isn’t that were the Flintstones live?” ***Insert Flinstones themesong here.***  When I came back to reality, I started to really think about it.

The Food! The Company!

After the Women’s Session, my mom and I ended up going to Kneaders, and I felt totally like a Utah girl! While we were there we noticed there were other sisters still in Sunday dress who apparently had the same Idea that we did about combining conference with good food! It is fun to know that there are sisters all around the world who put their Saturday night on pause for a moment to listen to the same instruction that I listened to. I am grateful for the worldwide sisterhood we have in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!

When we were at kneaders, waiting for our delicious food, my mom and I decided to hop back in line to look at the delicious pastries and breads to decide what we wanted for dessert. As we were looking at the cookies and brownies, the power went out! The lights were out, except for a few emergency lights, and the cash registers wouldn’t work without power so the customers would have to wait to be served. After a few minutes it became apparent that the power would not be coming back on any time soon so I mentioned to my mom that they should pass around free samples to keep their customers from leaving. My mom jumped on that, and gave the idea to an employee. It worked, and a few minutes later pumpkin bread slices were passed around! It was so great! Usually my mom is the one who comes up with the crazy ideas, and she puts me up to them, but this time it was the opposite. We had a good laugh over it, and enjoyed our free desert! We may be crazy, but we always have a good time!

Looking Forward to General Conference

I love spending time with my mom, and among all the craziness of life. I am glad I can count on spending time with her during the Women’s General Session. Fortunately, we typically get together when the boys are all out watching the priesthood session too. Two weeks in a row of Mother Daughter time! That’s a total win in my book!

I am really excited for General Conference today and tomorrow! Back in April, in order to make General Conference more meaningful, I took a challenge from our Stake President to listen/read all of the conference talks 6 times before the next conference. I think I listened to them each about 4 times. I didn’t quite get there, but it was better than I have ever done in the past, and I have grown to really know and love the words from the April Conference. I am planning to reach my goal this time! I bookmarked general conference on lds.org on my phone, so it was easy to access. It was nice to be able to listen to conference without the distraction of my children. I love my kids so much, and I want them to have a good experience during conference too, so I try to focus on them during the actual session. It was really fun to catch up and re-listen to the talks. I was able to learn something new each time I listened.

During General Conference, there are so many wonderful things that we can do/prepare so that our kids can enjoy the General Conference Experience. Pinterest of course is a great resource. I love the things that I found directly on LDS.ORG for children. You can access them here at LDS.ORG.

I hope you and your family enjoy General Conference!

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