Last night I was completely overwhelmed with God's love for me. I'm sure I was not the only woman in the room or in the world who felt as I did during the Relief Society broadcast for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Wow! I cannot say that enough! Wow! Nor do I know if I can express exactly how I was feeling as President Uchtdorf reminded all women just how amazing and wonderful we are while also reminding us to keep our minds focussed on the important things.
He used the Forget-Me-Not flower and it's five petals as a symbol and drawing board for the message he wanted to share with us. As he went through each of the five things to never forget in our lives, I was overcome with emotions and many tears were shed. I couldn't help but feel, especially after a long and trying few weeks, that that talk was specifically for me. Even before he stood up to talk I knew President Uchtdorf would deliver the message Heavenly Father wanted and needed me to hear.
What were the five things I (we) must never forget:
1. Be Patient with yourself - The road to perfection is long!
2. Some sacrifices are good while other sacrifices are foolish
3. Choose to be happy NOW - don't wait for the golden ticket so much that you miss the small joys along the way
4. The WHY of the gospel will inspire and uplift you
5. The Lord knows, loves and cherishes YOU.
There are a myriad of things I could say about each one of those five things. But time is short these days and so I will simply relish in the feelings that I feel from hearing what the Lord needed me to hear and hope that it will sustain and carry me through another week as I anxiously anticipate even more personal messages from the Lord through His servants at General Conference this upcoming weekend.
"Let us not walk the path of discipleship with our eyes on the ground, thinking only of the tasks and obligations before us. Let us not walk unaware of the beauty of the glorious earthly and spiritual landscapes that surround us." - - President Uchtdorf