Thursday, February 2, 2012
This last Sunday, we had stake conference. We found out we were getting a new stake presidency and Elder Bednar was coming to our small 3,000 people town. My reaction was mouth open wide and I looked at Ryan and said we will be back from Monster Jam. Elder Bednar is one of my favorites. We only have 1 session of stake conference at 10 am. We debated on staying home but we had an appointment we needed to be at and I know Ryan really wanted to go to Monster Jam with his dad. So, we did our things in the Valley and headed home at 10:45 Sat night. We have never traveled at night with our kids and they did awesome. It wasn't a big deal and they all transferred to their beds. Hannah and Jacob were awake as we pulled in, but snuggled in their own beds. Sunday was an amazing day. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful it was to be in the presence of someone so close to Heavenly Father. The spirit was so strong and I left on a spiritual high!!! Elder Bednar didn't shake hands after the meeting because of his travel plans but he walked right by me and was 2 feet away. It was an amazing experience I will never forget. It was worth the craziness of getting home at 2:20 am Sunday morning. In case you are wondering, Elder Bednar is just a little taller than me and wears very nice shoes!