General Conference weekend came and we were lucky enough to have tickets to the first session with my brother and dad. There is just something about being in the conference center that makes the experience so much more special. Now, I'll admit there have been a few times when I have fallen asleep in the conference center, everybody has! It's always so warm and toasty, and the seats are just so comfortable... Well, not this time!! It was especially easy to stay focused and not drift asleep because they had the AC cranked way up! There were no heavy eyelids in that room. I'm sure it was their secret plan to help everybody stay more focused. Because I was so focused, I really was able to pay attention to the words of counsel given. My man Elder Jeffrey R. Holland really gave a great talk and really helped me be grateful for this Easter Sunday. This is my favorite quote from what he shared.
"So today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced, every sorrow we have ever known, every discouragement we have ever had, every fear we have ever faced- to say nothing of our resurrection from death and forgiveness for our sins. That victory is available to us because of events that transpired on a weekend like this more than two milennia ago in Jerusalem"
I don't know about you, but man did that slam into my heart. Because of HIM I am able to repent of my sins and one day return to my Heavenly Father. I am able to overcome my weaknesses and become better each and every day.