I really love General Conference.
I not only get to be spiritually fed and uplifted, I also get some of the best power naps in the world….usually taking place Sunday Morning. (I’m not perfect).
This conference was particularly good for me. As you all know…or maybe don’t know. My cutie bum husband and I left our Utah bubble and moved to Las Vegas. We moved for teaching jobs.
These past couple months have been great and also have been very difficult for the both of us. Different experiences we have had have left me exclaiming often, “We are not in Utah anymore.”
Many days I wonder what in the world I am doing here. Many days I really miss Utah (especially Logan) and want to pack up immediately and move back. Many days I don’t want to go back to school and deal with all the issues the students have and oh man….the kids here have too many. Many days I wonder why I ever became a teacher and left my parents’ basement.
The world here is out of my comfort zone. Every day is out of my comfort zone. I have struggled with faith in the good feeling Stephen and I got when we were offered jobs and decided to move.
But then, conference came and I received the answer and comfort I needed.
I don’t remember who said it exactly and it might have even been a sentence put in my mind by the spirit but I believe it was Larry J Lawrence who said, “Don’t miss the experience the Lord is trying to give you.”
Don’t miss the experience the Lord is trying to give me in Nevada. Don’t miss the experience the Lords is trying to give me with 250 twelve and thirteen year old hormonal machines that carry grenades of drama with pins pulled and teasing to go off at any moment.
I don’t know what the experience is or what I need to learn, but I do have renewed faith that I am where I am supposed to be and I am not going to miss the experience.
Don’t miss yours.
P.S. I invite you to listen to Elder Lawrence’s talk for the first time or for the second or third time. It is a really good one. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2015/10?lang=eng&vid=4529180007001&cid=9