I love general conference(every six months the Prophet of the Lord and his apostles address the world from Salt Lake City – speaking on behalf of the Lord the things that His people need to hear). And I love Ben. I woke up this morning sicker than ever and all I wanted was to go back to sleep or to have my mother there ..or both. Ben joined my conference pj party and he just took care of me all day. He kept me warm when I was freezing and three minutes later when I would get really hot he’d adjust the blankets. When my throat hurt he made me a smoothie and when I’d cough he’d offer me water. When he holds me – it doesn’t matter that my mom is 2000 miles away – I’m home.
There is something beautiful about listening to the counsel of the Lord in the arms of someone you love. All of the talks today were wonderful (we missed Saturday’s sessions because we went to a lovely wedding in Salt Lake for Ben’s cousin). We are so blessed to have prophets on the earth today – to have God’s guidance for His people now just as He led them through Moses and Abraham. I love the power with which they bear their apostolic witness that Christ lives, that God loves us. It’s also incredible how regardless the topic of my questions and regardless the topic of the talks – my questions are always answered. God loves me, He cares, He knows me, He blesses me, and I am so thankful for the strength and comfort I get from knowing that.