A Heart Happy General Conference Weekend

This past weekend was general conference, and it was a lovely weekend full of laziness and spiritual inspiration. I have a bad cold I’ve been battling for a few days, so I was thankful to be able to stay in my PJs and watch conference at home. I had some plans to do a lot of house work, but fortunately, I didn’t do any of it so that I could take it easy since I was sick. It was a blessing in disguise. I was more focused on the talks, and was able to soak up a lot of the spirit that I feel like I desperately need right now.

The past few months of having a new baby in the house have been difficult. I haven’t had a lot of time to myself. More importantly, I haven’t had a lot of time with my husband and other children either. I have been feeling stressed and down about those two things, and feeling like something needed to change, but I wasn’t sure what. To make matters worse, my 3 year old threw a massive tantrum that morning before the sessions started. My husband and I were baffled at what was causing such a huge meltdown over something so little. We needed inspiration and we needed it fast!

I received my inspiration when the first two talks on Saturday seemed to be directed at me. They both talked a lot about the importance of families and child-rearing. I was able to recognize some of my own personal weaknesses at the moment that I know, if I correct, can become strengths. I felt at peace knowing that Heavenly Father was trying to reach out to me and teach me through those talks, and I felt grateful to be a part of such a wonderful church that has a living prophet, apostles, and other inspired leaders.

By no means was my weekend “perfect”, but I was able to make the most of it. I was thrilled to see that my two older children (5 and 3) were ecstatic to see the prophet speak! My three year old even knows his name. This, and all of the other spiritual moments I had over the weekend, make my heart happy. I can’t wait to re-read the talks and share my thoughts on them in the upcoming month with all of you.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com