i put a picture of my lawson here, for he is what i aspire to. his purity. his unjudging mind. his sweetness. his closeness to our Father in Heaven. we are so blessed to have been able to watch and listen to our dear prophet, and other leaders of the church. how inspiring and uplifting were the messages i heard. i felt like this time, more than any other time in my life, they were speaking directly to me, as if i was the only one watching. life is hard. it's not always going to be a smooth, pot-hole free rode we travel. although, how easy or hard it is to travel depends on our relationship with our Heavenly Father. He will make it endurable. despite our funny little conference pictures, i learned many little lessons, that entered my mind, during this past weekend. i learned that Heavenly Father is indeed aware of ME, of who i am and what i am going through. in between sessions on sunday, the thought that 'jesus christ left the ninety and nine to find that one lost sheep' played over and over in my mind; if we are lost and alone, The Shepard will find us. i learned that it is important to laugh more. i have tried, especially with the kids, to take this advice, and it really does bypass that contentious feeling that can enter a home if we don't just take time to laugh at things we might otherwise be quick tempered about. i also became even more thankful for the temple marriage i have, with my sweety jon, and what it means to me. we have an eternal family... wow. does that just make you want to smile? i love my jon with all my heart. i love my beautiful children, and knowing it is up to me, together with jon and the Lord, to keep my family eternal, i make a commitment today to try a little harder; to stand a little stronger; to love more; to be more kind; and to honor my husband and family more. WE NEED EACH OTHER in these days. we need each other. we need our Heavenly Father. I need to go to Him more often. I need to improve my relationship with Him. I need to rely on Him more, for i can't carry everything by myself, and He can and will carry me when I can not walk. I will trust more in Him. He is our Father, and He wants me to be happy. I know He loves me, and He will never leave me without!