Saturday, March 3, 2012

Something Extraordinary

We had our Stake Women's Conference today - and I have to say - something extraordinary happened. I was asked somewhat last minute to present a workshop. I had 4 days to prepare - and you know how us women are - typically 4 weeks would have been about right! But - 4 days! The workshop was on trials - surviving them - and learning from them. I totally stole some thoughts from Emily Freeman from here, (I totally LOVE her blog) and also from President Eyring from the October 2007 General Conference - 'Remember, Remember' - (sorry - I couldn't get it to link) ....and somewhere in the midst of the presentation - the words came that I was supposed to say. I had wonderful priesthood help to get a projector and screen set up and my computer connected to the wi-fi so we were able to end with Hilary Weeks' music video for Beautiful Heartbreak here. I believe hearts were touched as we could all relate to heartfelt struggles and the desire to rise above them and not look back. I am thankful that for maybe just a small moment in time I was able to be an instrument in His hands. I am grateful for the tender mercies that were extended to so many on this day.

1 comment:

scrapwordsmom said...

You were WONDERFUL! Your workshop has touched me so much. The past few months have been some of the hardest moments in my life. We shut our 20 year old business down, are starting something new, in the middle of a lawsuit {a BIG one} and my teens have been less than stellar. WHEW. Lt me tell you how much of an impact that song had on me!! I shared it in my blog today along with the stories of Mariama and Stephanie. You were wonderful! And I am sooo happy to find your blog. Let's keep in touch:)