Saturday, April 01, 2006
I love General Conference
I love conference. I admit I haven't always, but since I left home and experienced conference at college, I've been a huge fan.
And it's not just because we get to hear from our Prophets and Apostles. Or the Tabernacle Choir (always a treat). I think it's because of the way I feel all weekend.
We don't go. We watch it on TV from the comfort of our living room. Usually on Saturday (TODAY!) I will blast the TV and radio so I can still take care of the kids, weed the yard, clean the house, etc. and still hear the talks. Sunday is pajama day and we enjoy just being together as a family. Some people are FLOORED when we turn down offers to go to SLC (so close, so close!) to watch Conference. Why would we? We've done it before, we have 3 small children, and what about those people from out of state or out of the country who would like to go? Why would we take that experience from them? We are lucky that we have seen the Prophet. And the 12 Apostles. We went to BYU and experienced that almost every week. It's not that we wouldn't LIKE to see President Hinckley again, but that woman and her family from Africa might appreciate it more, ya' know?
Anyways, I'm looking forward to the nice weekend of family, slow-paced work, and hearing revelation. Gotta love Conference! (and the May Ensign to catch up on those talks I missed because #3 pooped and #2 whined and #1 couldn't find her shirt...) :)