Sunday, April 5, 2009

General Conference

I love General Conference. I felt this conference really put me in my place. Yesterday afternoon when Elder Cook spoke I felt I really needed to hear what he had to say. As if his talk was directed to me. I don't consider myself a judgemental person, but I liked what he said about not judging people who are members and aren't as commited to living the gospel as they should be. It's not our place to judge anyone. He also gave one of my favorite quotes from this conference,"Our obligation is to teach, and to love, and to not give up." As a parent I felt that was a good reminder to our purpose.
It was funny because in between sessions today, I was complaining to Kevin, that I am scared to get pregnant again. To do it again is crazy! I don't know how people go through child birth and do it again. On the flip side I am not getting any younger and want a bigger family. Then conference started up again and there was Elder Oaks putting me in my place about not being selfish and pretty much said exactly what I needed to hear. Kevin said after his talk I love Elder Oaks!!! (Kevin is on team Baby!) But for the record, I am not pregnant yet, Just getting humbled!

3 comments:

April said...

I'm with you about being scared, but you are WAY more brave than I am because you've been pregnant once.
I also love Elder Oaks.

Teresa Johnson said...

Good Conference! I totally understand about the whole pregnant and birth thing....no fun at all, but definitely worth it!

Elwell Family said...

I hear you on being scared... I was really not scared until I got preggo for the second time and then it hit me that there was no turning back :) But Elder Oaks is right, it is all about selflessness. I love my babies! Good luck and have fun trying (wink wink). Love ya and miss you guys!